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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

President Barrow backed to lead a stable gov’t

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By Alagie Manneh The Alkalo of Bakau, Luntang Jaiteh, said he believes President Adama Barrow has what it takes to lead a stable and progressive government, saying his administration is surrounded by competent and God-fearing Gambians. The former real-estate developer shockingly took over power from the Gambia’s long-term ruler Yahya Jammeh in last year’s December Presidential election, but was forced to wait in exile as sub-regional leaders attempted to convince Jammeh to hand over power. And with a fair number of Gambians describing the new president’s task as herculean, the longest-serving Alkalo of Bakau who also served under the former leader dismissed such assertions saying that Barrow’ compusre suggest he is not even power conscious , rather he seem to be a very modest person who is well measured in everything he does. “His cabinet is good and competent enough to deal with any difficulties that may present themselves. I never doubt his ability to see Gambia through these hard times,” Mr Jaiteh said. He congratulated the President on the December victory and swore his town’s allegiance to Gambia’s new President. “I also want to congratulate him on the occasion of our dear country’s 52 Independence celebrations.” Alkalo Jaiteh said his town is “fortunate and happy” and takes pride in hosting the biggest gathering yet of Barrow’s government when the Gambia observes its Independence Day and inuguartion on Saturday. He urged the government to embark on infrastructural development and rehabilitate the poor road network in his town “as well as the fisheries sector.]]>

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