EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: Director of press and public relations, at state house said the Laminkoto-Pasamass road project that will be inaugurated this week was been initiated since former President Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara-led administration in the early nineties.
Amie Bojang-Sissoho was responding to critics who claimed that the Barrow-led administration is taking ownership of the projects of the previous regimes.
During the country’s 52 independence anniversary, President Adama Barrow unveiled the key programmes of his government, saying they will set a deadline for the construction of the Basse-Fatoto, Fatoto-Koina and Laminkoto-Pasamas roads.
The state house press director said Laminkoto-Pasamas road is an important infrastructure because of the role it play connecting people are their businesses, saying during the early nineties, one can hardly travel on the road because of its dilapidated condition.
“It was not even under the Jammeh regime, it was well before that because I was here and I have travelled that road. I’ve had tours with president Jawara during which the Laminkoto-Pasamas road was mentioned. It did not start now and that is why I said development is a continuity. The reason why President Barrow’s regime is taking ownership is because it was able to see the implementation being done.”
Madam Sissoho said despite the efforts made during the second regime to construct the Laminkoto-Pasamas road, it was only realised under President Barrow’s leadership.
She appealed to people to appreciate the development brought by the government, saying development is a continuity.
“Now, under the Adama Barrow regime, we are able to complete the road, then it is a pride for the nation and for Barrow because it was his regime that was lucky enough to have it done and completed and he is the one who have the opportunity and honour to be able to inaugurated,” she said.
Construction of the Laminkoto-Pasamas road is a 30 million United States dollar loan project signed between The Gambia government and the Kuwaiti Fund in 2014.
Written by Juldeh Njie