EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA:-Gambian President, Adama Barrow has vowed to continue defending the sovereignty of the country as the country marked 56 years of nationhood.
The Gambian leader who was addressing the public at the country’s 56th independence celebration, also pledged to continue protecting the freedom and liberties of the Gambians.
“The Gambia’s attainment of Independence on 18th February 1965 was chiefly about sovereignty and self-determination. Globally, these ideals are reflected in the freedom people enjoy in order to lawfully pursue their interests, progress and wellbeing,” he said.
President Barrow urged Gambians to make use of those liberties to exploit existing opportunities, promote socio-political values, and engage in activities that enhance national development.
“How far we go and how high The Gambia flag flies depend on how united we are and how closely we work towards attaining our national targets,” he observed.
The Gambia celebrate 56 years of her independence today. Usually, the day is marked with a lively ceremony marked by dazzling parade but this year was observed in a low key due to COVID-19.
The day was commemorated by the gallant men and women in uniform and students from schools within the capital city, Banjul.