By Omar Bah
People’s Progressive Party has urged the Gambia government to expedite its plans to construct a museum at late president Jawara’s native village.
The minister of tourism, Hamat NK Bah, has promised the family of the late former president Sir Dawda Jawara that the government will build a museum at his birth place in Barajally.
Minister Bah made the promise shortly after his visit to the home of the late president in November, 2020.
The PPP Central River Region regional chairman, Memba Nanko, said the government should expedite its plan to start constructing the museum.
Mr Nanko said the PPP, especially the people of CRR appreciated the government’s plan to build the museum. He said the government should now start doing something to suggest that they are serious about it.
“We want to appeal to President Adama Barrow and his government to expedite the construction of the museum. We will want the whole world to know that something is happening with the museum in months’ time,” he said.
The museum, he added, is anticipated to be “a big tourist attraction”.
He said the PPP continues to offer President Barrow’s government its full backing because of his commitment to national development.
“The PPP is supporting the president because of his respect for the Gambian people and leaders of the PPP. Barrow has also brought back the glory days of democracy Gambians used to enjoy under Jawara,” he added.
He said if Barrow builds on his current momentum “nothing will stop him from winning the December election. Forget about all the rhetoric coming from his critics, the Gambian people are beginning to embrace Barrow because of his leadership prudence”.