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Barrow’s UN speech renewed hopes for the future

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Having watched His Excellency President Adama Barrow address the world leaders at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, Gambians can say with absolute certainty that every genuine citizen of this country is/should be proud of him.

Gambians who stood and strove to liberate their country from the shackles of dictatorship have witnessed the first fruits of their struggle. The Gambia, over the years, has been misrepresented at every opportunity and at all levels of politics and diplomacy. Today, that has become history, thanks to the Gambian people.

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The president in his extraordinarily good speech, touched on many vital areas, but most importantly the issue of youth employment. The youths, it is said, are the cream of society, and they played a very pivotal role in ousting dictatorship. Therefore, it would be very unjust and unfair if they are left out of the equation.

We’ve to express great optimism for the future of the country and never allow our leaders to take us for a ride. Not for any reason. We must ensure that we maintain, honour and safeguard our hard-earned democracy. The Gambia is not a very big country, and hence should never be a big issue developing it so long as we have the right and competent people in office, who have the interest of the country at heart. It is therefore the sole responsibility of the president to employ whosoever is fit for the position and dismiss any incapable and self-centered official for sustainable socioeconomic development. The progress of our nation will forever remain uncompromised.

The citizens now have the gigantic role to hold the president to account based on the speech he delivered so well. This speech should be used as a benchmark to measure the level of success or otherwise of the president.

Bravo President Barrow!

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