By Momodou Jawo
The Governor of North Bank Region Ebrima KS Dampha has underscored the need for district chiefs and National Assembly Members to come together irrespective of their political affiliation and complement the reconciliation process undergoing in the region with a view to fostering unity and understanding.
Governor Dampha was speaking on Thursday in Kerewan during a closed door meeting with stakeholders as part of his office’s devotion to foster reconciliation and support the development efforts of the region.
He thanked the NAMs and district chiefs for their unflinching support to the reconciliation process and to sustainable peace and development.
The NBR Governor assured stakeholders of his office’s continuous commitment in working with all stakeholders in order to bring about sustainable livelihood development and poverty reduction. He called on all to forget about their political differences and put national interest above all.
Mr. Dampha emphasized the need for district chiefs and National Assembly Members to embrace forgiveness and tolerance as the new dispensation advocates harnessing the culture of living together.
Hon. Sulayman Saho of Central Baddibou, on behalf of his colleagues praised the regional governor for his foresight in organising such forum, while assuring him of their continuous support in enhancing national reconciliation with a view to fostering closer family relationship and contribute to bring about positive behavioural change.
Chief Momodou Chatty Cham of Upper Nuimi spoke on the significance of the forum. He called for regular consultation and information sharing in resolving some of the differences within the region through dialogue, thus engaging traditional and religious leaders to find amicable solutions to the problem.