By Lamin Cham
On the occasion of being named Gambian of The Year 2021 by The Standard newspaper, President Adama Barrow has granted an hour-long interview to this paper in which he outlined his plans for the next five years.
The president further disclosed the nature of his future cabinet, his future relations with political opponents, the TRRC report, the industrialisation of agriculture, the court ruling on the election petition, his philosophy in politics and the length of time he intends to stay in power among other interesting topics.
The president also revealed the campaign strategy of his NPP and allies which delivered the victory and also why his opponents got it wrong. He replied to criticisms about alleged unfair campaign methods and ended with a clarion call for all Gambians to rally around the flag and work together now that election is over. The full interview will be published in tomorrow’s special edition which features several articles on the awards.
Swaebou Conateh’s News and Report Magazine initiated the awards in 1992. Since the cessation of the publication of the magazine, the awards are now given by The Standard newspaper.