EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: Addressing a crowd in Sabach Sanjal as part of his nationwide tour, President Adama Barrow called on Gambians of all creed and colour to be relentless in their pursuit of peace and stability in the country.
“As Gambians, we have nowhere else but The Gambia – our homeland. So to promote and preserve peace in the country is a sacred duty of all citizens,” he said while calling on all his supporters to remain civil and non-violent at all time.
He stated that the goodwill and support that the country enjoys from international partners will be cut short if signs of instability rears its ugly head in the country.
He said the nationwide tour is a constitutional requirement, saying he was not there for politics but to hear and dialogue with the people about the impact of his development policies.
In that line, he announced numerous development projects that Sabach is billed to benefit from such as the nationwide 400 kilometer road project being rolled out. As early as next year, he added, the community will also be part of at least 12 villages that will be connected to the national electricity grid.
Mr Barrow stressed that he not into the business of giving empty political promises, the President highlighted the growing economy, booming trade transactions, the restoration of the energy supply, among others are examples.
Chief of Sabach Sanjal, called on his community to ignore people he described as “elements of division and destruction based in the Diaspora.”
He said such people stoking instability have the means to protect their kids and kin when the majority is vulnerable. He also announced that all the 57 Alkalolu of the district have signed a declaration of support for the Barrow government agenda.