30 May 2014

Gambia: US. Diplomat Congratulates Gambia's First Female Governor

The charge d'affaires of the U.S. Embassy in The Gambia, Richard T. Yoneoka on Wednesday congratulated the newly appointed first female governor of The Gambia, Aminata Siffai Hydara during a call on her at Brikama.

In a press release to the Daily Observer, it stated that during the meeting, also attended by the chairman of the Brikama Area Council (Bakary Saibo Sanneh) Yoneoka and Governor Hydara engaged in an in depth conversation about recent U.S. government projects completed in the region, and discussed the possibility for increased collaboration between the U.S. Embassy and the West Coast Region. "Governor Hydara took Yoneoka on a tour of the West Coast Region where they visited various initiatives reflecting the region's development. During the tour, the governor and charge d'affaires visited and discussed the following projects: the new 25 kilometer tar road linking Brikama, Dasilami, and Dimbayaa; construction of a state of the art skills training center in Ndemban village; upgrading of the Brikama Health Center; implementation of a rural electricity project in the Foni region and electricity and water supply extension in certain densely populated communities in the region," the release indicated.

It added: "Yoneoka was impressed by the projects and expressed the U.S. Embassy's desire to work with Governor Hydara and the hard-working communities in the region to build an even stronger collaborative relationship between the United States of America and The Gambia," it concluded.

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