Ambassador Bah signs the Condolences Book for the late Vice President

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Ambassador Bah signing the Condolence book at the Gambian Embassy in DC

The Ambassador of the Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency Momodou Lamin Bah, on Friday, 20 January 2023, signed the Condolences Book to pay tribute to the late Vice President of The Gambia, His Excellency Badara Alieu Joof.

The late Vice President died on 18 January in New Delhi, India, while undergoing medical treatment.

Ambassador Bah on Friday said, “I have received the news of the demise of His Excellency Vice President Joof with deep sorrow and sadness. I have personally followed with interest and anxiety his short illness. His faith and determination during his illness manifested his courage and desire to return to public service to continue contributing to the national development of The Gambia.

“As Project Manager of the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) Project, which the World Bank funded, I worked very closely with Vice President Joof, who was then the World Bank Liaison Officer in Banjul. As a result, vice President Joof facilitated the implementation of the IFMIS, now the country’s primary Public Financial Management (PFM) tool. He, therefore, immensely contributed to the enormous success of the PFM reforms agenda within the Government.

“Today, The Gambia is mourning, but I wish to note that Vice President Joof lived an entire and exemplary life dedicated to the service of his people and humanity as a whole. He leaves a rich legacy of selfless sacrifice and will be remembered for his invaluable contribution to the country.

“I convey to his entire family my deepest condolences on the loss of this illustrious son of The Gambia, and pray that Allah SWT in his infinite mercy grant him eternal rest and may light perpetual shine on him.”

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