The new Permanent Secretary and Head of Diplomatic Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Lang Yabou, on Tuesday, 6 September 2022 officially met with the staff of the Ministry.
PS Yabou met with senior and junior staff members of his new portfolio to pave a roadmap into the new dawn of his administration.
Speaking during the meeting held at the Foreign Ministry, Permanent Secretary II, Mrs. Saffie Sankareh Farage, welcomed his colleague and expressed confidence that his wealth of experience will be of immense value to the ministry.
In his remarks, the veteran diplomat, now new Permanent Secretary and Head of Diplomatic Service Yabou, said that his mandate as PS is to guarantee the application of rules and regulations, maintaining discipline, promoting professionalism and proficiency in service delivery.
He stressed that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the backbone of every government.
Ambassador Yabou also took the opportunity to express his views on his new assignment, telling staff that he would continue to work hand in hand with them and assured them of his utmost support.
He called on everyone to continue the great work they are doing. He reminded staff of the importance of everyone’s role as a team.
PS Yabou added that he is a fervent believer in teamwork as it is the only way to achieve organisational objectives. “In order to succeed in our work, we most communicate. Communication is key. Working together as a team is the quickest way to accomplish our mandate”
He also urged the Directors to keep working closely with staff in their directorates, to deliver the aims and objectives of the Ministry for the benefit of the entire nation.
PS Yabou shared words of encouragement with all the staff and highlighted the areas he intends for the ministry to focus on.
The discussions provided the PS with insights and recommendations on how to boost and enhance Gambia’s international cooperation and foreign policy objectives.
Lang Yabou served as the Permanent Representative of The Gambia to United Nations, prior to his appointment as PS.
Source: MoFA, 12 September 2022