Gambian US ambassador grateful to President Jammeh

Sheikh Omar Faye, the Gambian ambassador to the United States (US) has thanked the Gambian leader His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa for the trust he has bestowed on him as ambassador to the greatest nation.

Ambassador Faye was speaking in a Daily Observer interview during the 7th Summit and Award by the African Leadership Magazine at Washington, USA.

At the ceremony, President Jammeh was awarded for his extraordinary leadership qualities and the love he has for his people and entire humanity in general. The award was received on his behalf by the vice president and minister of Women’s Affairs, Her Excellency Aja Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy.

According to him, the award is a clear testimony to what His Excellency is doing, thus, he expressed his delight for the trust the President has bestowed on him as ambassador.

The award he said is one of many awards in which the President has been recognised at the international level. He noted that the awards are serving as motivation for the President to do more for not only Gambians, but the entire humanity. “So I am very pleased; I am very privileged and honoured to be part of all these, and to welcome Her Excellency the vice president and delegation to go and receive this prestigious award in which they have singled out our President to show that what he has done is unprecedented,” he remarked.

Ambassador Faye went on to assure that his embassy is open to all genuine Gambians. He disclosed that The Gambian leader advised him to open up to Gambians especially those who love this country and are willing to recognise the developments made in the country. Since then, he said, a lot of things have been achieved and that genuine Gambians are working hand-in-glove with the embassy.

The Gambian ambassador to Washington described President Jammeh as the President of the people who appreciates and honours everybody. This, he said, is the strength of the country.

He noted that in Washington where The Gambian embassy is located, all they do is to sell the agenda of The Gambia government, ranging from Vision-2016, Vision-2020 and Vision 2025, and that he is resolved to facilitate investment by talking to investors to come and invest in all sectors.