By Sarjo M. Camara
Communication Officer, OVP
His Excellency Vice President Joof Tuesday received a three-member delegation of Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) headed by Waleid Asad Ismail, Development Finance Director and Adviser of Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) at his office in State House.
Speaking during their meeting the VP, Mr. Ismail said The Gambia is one of the focus countries that Qatar is interested in supporting. He informed the Vice President that Qatar is the host of the World Cup.
According to him, he said they are in the country to facilitate the development of a conceptual framework for a flagship program around Health and Education and NDMA will be the anchor for the project.
Vice President Badara A. Joof said the Qatar Fund for Development is a key partner to the Gambia and they have supported the country in many ways. The VP used the moment to encourage the mission to consider providing further support to USET.
The Tuesday engagement was a follow-up to a pre-COVID-19 fact-finding mission by a 13 men-team in September 2019, which principally aimed at developing a strategic country profile for possible interventions by the QFFD in the areas of education, health, social welfare, and economic development.