EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: On the occasion of his one year in office, The Gambia’s President Adama Barrow said Gambians should remember those who lost their lives in the struggle during former president Jammeh 22 years dictatorship.
Barrow who was speaking to thousands of Gambians at the Buffer Zone in the Kanifing Municipality on Saturday were they gathered to celebrate the coalition government’s one year anniversary expressed optimism for the country’s future.
‘’While we gather to celebrate our great achievement, we must also remember, celebrate and pray for the brave and gallant Gambians who have paid the ultimate price for us to enjoy the freedom, democracy and rule of law that prevails today. They held the beacon of freedom and liberty high in the face of tyranny. We thank God for their sacrifice but let me say this and say it with the utmost conviction: their lives, pains, and struggles shall never go in vain’’.
He said Gambians owe them a debt of gratitude and this must be manifested in their efforts to strengthen democracy, human rights and positive development geared towards improving quality of lives irrespective of political affiliation, gender, ethnic or religious considerations. He adduced that the strength of our nation lies in its unity in diversity.