President Adama Barrow yesterday told a meeting in Barra that there are plans that will remarkably transform the livelihood and landscape of the North Bank Region and the entire country. Responding to the community’s concern about the struggling state of the Banjul-Barra ferry service, the President said a permanent solution is afoot adding that: “Discussions have reached an advanced stage to construct a bridge over Banjul-Barra crossing. The foundation stone will be laid in 2019 and work will take four years to complete.”
He added that funds have been secured for the construction of 25 boreholes that would provide water supply to 85,000 people across the country.
According to him, the Africa Development Bank also approved funding for the provision of 60 other boreholes per year in The Gambia. “In four years, we would deliver 140 boreholes across the country,” he told them.
Confident of his development plans for the country, the President urged the citizens to have a checklist to assess his got on his national development plan.