Gambia: A peaceful country -Abdoulie Beye
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Abdoulie Beye of the UNDP office in Guinea Conakry, has described The Gambia as a peaceful and a wonderful country.
He made this remarks recently in an interview with the Daily Observer. Beye who is currently in the country to supervise the registration process of Guineans residing in the country, said the people of The Gambia are peace-loving, urging other African countries to emulate The Gambia, for peace in the African continent. He stated UNDP's support to Guinea's upcoming election in 2010, noting that UNDP will not relent in its efforts to support Africa in all aspects.
He commended the Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya Jammeh for his stance in the African unity crusade; which he said is being appreciated by all peace lovers of Africa. "President Jammeh is a man with good leadership skills who needs to be imitated by all African leaders," he said. Beye used the opportunity to pay homage to the Gambian leader for addressing the issue of African unity in all the African Union summits. He urged the people of The Gambia to safeguard the peace and tranquility that the country is known for.
For his part, Mamadou Alpha Sala Jallow, the honorary consular of Guinea in The Gambia, thanked the UNDP office in Guinea for their suppport towards his country's January election in 2010. He said the biometric machine will help in controlling possible registeration irregularities. "I am indeed very grateful to UNDP office in Conakry for their support to my country and for improving the welfare of Guineans, particularly their support in this upcoming presidential election," he concluded.
Author: by Alieu Ceesay