Barrow hails $578.5M diaspora contribution to economy in 2020


By Omar Bah

In a statement delivered on his behalf by the vice president, during the fourth Stake in the Nation Forum (SNF4) online global discussion, President Adama Barrow hailed the Gambian Diaspora for contributing about 30 billion dalasis of remittances to the country’s economy in 2020.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fourth Stake in the Nation Forum (SNF4) was held – as an online event on the 8 and 9 January 2021.


The advantage of the online edition of the forum was that all the proceedings were live-streamed, thereby reaching thousands of Gambians across the world. As in previous years, there was an SNF presidential statement, this year delivered by vice president Dr. Isatou Touray on behalf of President Barrow.

The president thanked the diaspora for their “patriotism, immense financial input and other development contributions.”

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