By Lamin Njie

Hatab Fadera has landed an award after helping the United States Embassy in Banjul address its goal of building stronger relationships between Gambians and Americans.

Fadera edged out others for the embassy’s Employee of the Year award at an annual award event held on Friday.

The US embassy said Fadera won the award because of his “excellent judgement and work ethic, while covering for multiple positions and ensuring that public diplomacy is able to address the critical goal of building stronger relationships between Gambians and Americans.”

And Fadera reacting to the achievement said in a Facebook post on Friday: “This really came as a huge surprise and I am humbled by it.”

The US Embassy cultural affairs assistant added: “I am dedicating this award to my late sister, Mariama Fadera. None of these achievements would have been possible without her. Thank you U.S. Embassy for this high recognition. I am inspired and challenged by it.”

Fadera joined the US Embassy in 2015.