In yet another show of generosity, the President this week gave bags of rice to flood victims of the Jahally Pacharr. This is again another humanitarian gesture coming from the right person at the right time.
As American author and public speaker, Dennis Prager, once said; Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
Professor Jammeh has this in abundance and since he took over the mantle of leadership of this country 22 years ago, hardly a day goes by without one hearing the President reaching out to humanity either reported or unreported. This cannot go in vain and the prayers of those lives affected would continue to be a blessing for him in this world and the Hereafter.
The President’s personal contribution to Gambians and non-Gambians has served as live-changing moments for many. They are too much that we wouldn’t even attempt to quantify but are felt everywhere in our daily lives.
Just as usual, the President sent nearly one hundred Muslims to perform the Hajj this year as well as providing Tobaski rams at reasonable prices for Gambians. As if that wasn’t enough, the President this week approved that livestock dealers would not pay any form of tax among other favourable measures in the period leading to Tobaski.
Every Ramadan as well, the President gives sugar to Gambians and in the most recent such gesture, he gave almost 7000 bags of sugar which was distributed to all Muslims and non-Muslims across the length and breadth of the country.
In other sectors like education, the President has sponsored thousands of Gambians who have studied at universities at both home and abroad and are today contributing immensely to the socio-economic development of the country. Once again, we say thank you Mr. President.
Our message to Gambians is that let them continue to rally behind the President and compliment his efforts in ensuring that he positions The Gambia as he desires.