The minister of Basic and Secondary Education, Dr. Fatou Lamin Faye, has urged on the people of Foni and West Coast Region to vote massively for President Jammeh in the 1st December Presidential Election.
She made this call while addressing a meeting in Foni Sibanor on Tuesday in the ongoing nationwide tour by the President and founder of the ruling APRC Party, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Dr Alhaji Yahya AJJ Jammeh, Babili Mansa.
According to her, she is quite confident that Gambians will massively vote for the progressive and development-oriented party.
She informed the meeting that plans are underway to build a senior school in Foni Bintang Karani District soon. However, she said, the school won’t make impact if students continue to pursue schools in the Kombos.
While basic and secondary education is already free in all public schools in the country, Minister Faye said university education will equally be free by 2018. She therefore, challenged students to take their education with utmost seriousness in order to meet the set entry requirements to the university.
She disclosed that the foundation stone for the multimillion dollar University of The Gambia campus in Faraba Bantang will be laid today (Thursday).
“So we should all vote for President Jammeh and let no one fool us,” she told the meeting, adding that the developments ushered in by the Jammeh administration is seen in all sectors of national development.
Speaking earlier, Balla Garba Jahumpa alias Action Man, minister of Works and Transport, who doubles as the APRC campaign manager thanked Gambian women for their undivided support and believe in the President since 1994. “This is why the President continues to empower and support the women and youth in the country,” he told the people of Foni.
To the youth, he advised them not to allow reactionary forces to mislead them, saying the President has empowered the youth through so many interventions such as NEDI, NYSS and NYC. “University of The Gambia is the biggest gift to the youth. He [President Jammeh] equally sponsors many youth at the university at home and abroad.”
The outspoken politician used the Sibanor meeting to strongly condemn any form of tribal politics, urging Gambians to vote for President Jammeh.
Hon. Pa Ousman Jarju, minister of Environment reaffirmed government’s commitment to improving the lives and livelihood of Gambians. He urged them to vote for President Jammeh.
Sheriff Bojang, minister of Communication and Information Technology, who is also the APRC liaison officer for West Coast Region said the people of Foni and West Coast Region, should vote for the party worth voting for (the APRC). He said voting for APRC implies voting for peace, security, development and progress.
According to him, President Jammeh will soon provide free medical care and university education, something that even advance countries can’t afford for its citizens. “APRC is not moved or shaken by the advent of any party with their noise.”
Several speakers including Sibanor Alkalo Musa Saho, Aja Tombong Sanyang, the constituency chairman, Mansanneh Jammeh, chief Alhaji Alfusainey Jarju, Hon. Ebrima Solo Jammeh of Foni Bintang Karanai, and Brikama Area Council Chairman Bakary Saibo Sanneh, all predicted a landslide victory for the APRC. They thanked the President for all the developments he brought to the doorsteps of every Gambian.
by Alieu Ceesay & Musa Ndow on Tour