By Alagie Manneh The Vice President Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang has said that the Government of the Gambia is committed to ensuring a ‘better life’ and more job opportunities for Gambians. She was addressing youths on the sidelines of the Gambia’s Independence celebrations and President Adama Barrow’s inauguration at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Saturday. “We are going to have economic reforms as well as to create as many jobs as possible. We are not forgetting our youths, our leaders tomorrow and the women also, who are very important in any society. We are not leaving anybody behind. We want one Gambia, one people, one nation as our President Adama Barrow has always said,” she said. VP Tambajang revealed that all these efforts combined will make Gambians have a better life so that they can live again as decent human beings. “We have started mobilising resources,” she went on, “and there is enormous goodwill from the Gambian and international community. With the help of God, we are determined to realise all these projects and we are going to make our as our corner stone, competence, transparency and accountability. That is going to be the spirit and letter of the aspirations of the Gambian people.” She also spoke on the prison system promising that like other government agencies, it will undergo reforms. “We feel if people are incarcerated they must be treated as human beings. We also have a truth and reconciliation commission, which is going to be established,” she said.]]>
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