Slowly but surely
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The task of attaining food self-sufficiency no doubt remains a daunting one. But by the grace of the Almighty Allah we shall get there; slowly but surely. Already we have seen how responsive Gambians could be towards this call of wisdom in achieving this food self-sufficiency.
Thanks to the pioneering effort of the President of the Republic, Alhajie Dr Yahya A.J.J Jammeh, the whole nation, for the first time, probably in decades, braces itself with heightened enthusiasm for a bumper harvest. The level of fervor displayed suggests the intensity of appreciation on the part of Gambians. This leaves us all at quite a vantage point to capitalize and make the difference we have for ever been longing for.
The recently announced plan of action by the Gambian leader, as carried on our last edition, captioned: "President Yahya Jammeh: food self-sufficiency in 3 years", explains it all. What is needed now is a concerted effort by the entire Gambian populace. The effort of the president is aimed at us Gambians and all those making a living in The Gambia; and surely not for him self or his family alone.
The Taiwanese might be wiling to help, as it really is the case, but the best way we could be seen helping them in achieving that goal of ours would be to get totally involved, ourselves. That way we can be sure to take over when they leave, as they certainly are not going to remain with us for ever.