STATEHOUSE, BANJUL, 17th MARCH 2019 – Reports of rising tensions and violence coming out of Kombo South between the communities of Gunjur and Berending is very disturbing. His Excellency, President Adama Barrow is concerned and closely monitoring the situation.
President Barrow is advising both sides to exercise maximum restraint and calm. He equally calls on the two communities to allow local authorities and the deployed law enforcement agencies to do their jobs.
The president urges people not to take the law into their own hands, especially on matters of land ownership. The government has instituted a Land Commission, where all matters relating to land issues should be addressed.