The United States Ambassador to The Gambia, C. Patricia Alsup, has resumed her comprehensive nationwide outreach with visits to religious centres and project sites in the North Bank Region (NBR), funded by the U.S. Embassy.
While in NBR, the Ambassador, accompanied by the region’s Governor Lamin Queen Jammeh, visited the Kerewan and Farafenni central mosques, where she held discussions with Muslim elders, and later donated bags of rice for distribution to Gambians in need.
According to a press release, the Ambassador also visited the Anglican Mission Agricultural Senior Secondary School in Farafenni and interacted with students and academic staff. At the end of her tour, the Ambassador donated bags of rice to the church and school authorities.
In Farafenni, Ambassador Alsup also visited University of The Gambia’s Master of Science programme on Climate Change and Education facility. She was received on arrival by the Director of the Programme, Professor Musa Sowe. The Ambassador was led on a conducted tour of the facility and later held an open discussion with students and faculty staff on the importance of climate change education, and on students’ plans on completion of the programme.
She also visited the solar-powered electrification project at the North Bank Community Radio in Kerewan and a power tiller project in Kinteh Kunda Janneh-Ya that were funded in 2015 by the U.S. Embassy through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help programme.
Ambassador Alsup’s visits will continue to the other regions of The Gambia in the coming weeks.