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Gambia has changed for forever

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By Lamin Cham President Adama Barrow has said The Gambia has changed forever with people now fully conscious that they can put government in office as well as remove it, adding that as a result, no government will ever be able to entrench itself against the will of the Gambian people. “This is the lesson we must draw from the change that has been brought by the people,” he added. The President was speaking at the 52nd Independence anniversary celebration events which also marked his official inauguration. Attended by six other heads of state from the region, Barrow also noted that having emerged from a difficult chapter of our history The Gambia is now confronted with many challenges. “We have inherited an economy that has declined because of political uncertainty. During the political impasse, businesses were shut down, offices and schools were closed. Foreign missions scaled down their staff, 50, 000 left the country and over 126, 000 became internally displaced,” he lamented. The President said the impasse also led to people restricting their movement and the country became ungovernable. The country would have remained in such a situation if the new government did not succeed in finding a solution to the impasse,” he said. The full text of the President’s speech is reproduced on page 3]]>

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