Barrow to visit Faraba today

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Press release

President Barrow will visit the community of Faraba today Friday to pay his condolences and respect to the families of the victims. Ahead of the visit, the community of Faraba Thursday afternoon met with Senior State House officials and expressed deep appreciation of the solidarity and support demonstrated by the President since the beginning of the tragedy.

The Chairperson of the Village Development Committee, who spoke on behalf of the Community stated that Faraba is a peaceful community and not known for violence. He added that contrary to what is being spread on the media, the incident was not political but rather prompted by the need to protect the vital interest of their community.

Chairman Sanyang, thus, used the opportunity to inform the gathering that community is not part of or associated with any planned demonstrations linked to the incident anywhere in the country. He urged anyone who wants to show solidarity with the community to visit them in Faraba.
President Barrow’s visit tomorrow follows his appointment of a Presidential Inquiry into the matter, and visit to the victims at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul. He has also appointed a Coroner to establish the cause of the deaths.