New WFP Rep to Compliment Gov’t’s Efforts in Food, Nutrition Security

New WFP Rep to Compliment Gov’t’s Efforts in Food, Nutrition Security

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The new World Food Programme (WFP) Representative and Country Director, Angela Cespedes on August 4, 2016, presented her letter of credence through the honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister Neneh Macdouall-Gaye, at her office in Banjul.

On presenting her letter, Angela assured the honourable Minister of WFP’s continued commitment to complementing Government’s effort in achieving food and nutrition security for all, especially women and children.

“The achievements made in social protection and home-grown school meals in The Gambia will make my work very easy during my tenure. I am very impressed by the commendable strides made in agriculture, and environmental safety, notably the ban on the use of plastic bags”, she stated.

According to a press release, her discussion with the Gambian Foreign Affairs minister focused on the partnership between WFP and the Gambia Government, which sees significant potential in the home-grown school meals programme as a key development milestone.

“Our doors will always be open to you and WFP, especially considering that your work is aligned with the development goals of the country”, said the honourable Minister Neneh Macdouall-Gaye.

Ms. Cespedes is a nutritionist, and has a background in social policy/social protection, gender, traditional medicine and experience in emergencies.

She will serve in The Gambia for the next three years.