MINISTER GARBA BALA JAHUMPA [garba balla djahoempa]
Known among Gambians as ‘action man’, because he prefers deeds to words, he was a minister with many portfolios. We visited his ministery in 2003 and he gave us – apart from a personal grand tour – an official letter of appreciation for the things we are doing to help poor people in his country. The letter reads:
On behalf of the Government and People of The Gambia and, indeed on my own behalf, I take this opportunity to convey my sincere thanks and appreciation for the generous assistance you have been rendering and continue to render to needy Gambians over the years.
Your kind gesture has undoubtedly made a significant difference in the lives of average Gambians. I look forward to your continued and sustained assistance to the people of The Gambia.
Thank you very much.
Honourable Bala Garba Jahumpa
By the way, he is not a minister any longer, but works as an ambassador in Venezuela.