The Minister of Tourism and Culture, Hon. Benjamin Roberts, has hailed President Jammeh for taking the concerns of his people at heart and trying to address them accordingly.
He made this statement at Bantanto Kerr Sulay and Fass, both in the Upper Saloum Constituency in the Central River Region North during a tour of the Region.
He further spoke at length of the love and support President Jammeh has for Gambians, particularly women and youth. He recounted the tremendous strides made by The Gambia Government in the various areas such as health, education, agriculture, empowerment of women and youth and infrastructure. He welcomed the three people who defected from the National Reconciliation Party (NRP) to the ruling Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC) party, saying that the door is open to all who embrace development.
On their part, the defectors, Musa Fye Ceesay, Fatoumatta Bah and Assan Mboge, all spoke with heavy hearts and regret their long political spell in the opposition camp, vowing never to tow the opposition line again.
Assan Mboge described the defectors as the main NRP stalwarts in the area, on whom Hamat Bah the party leader rely on for his little political scores in the community. “We want to prove to the APRC that NRP will be out of the area,” he stated.
The National Assembly Member of the area, Hon. Sainey Mbye, Hon. Foday Jallow, the NAM for Niamina East, the Deputy Governor Alhaji Malang Saibo Camara and the Chief of Upper Saloum Alhaji Malick Mbye all highlighted the achievements registered since the advent of the Second Republic on July 22nd 1994.
They pointed out that the leadership is not relenting in its efforts to transform the country into a highly developed nation. They called on the youth of the area to strengthen their unflinching support for President Jammeh and the APRC party.
Among several other speakers included the ward Councillors Amie Channeh Ceesay of Njau, Saikou Samba of Panchang, and the Chairman Council of Elders Alhaji Bubu Jal Sey and Maila Jallow.
by Lamin SM Jawo in CRR