J-22@22: Gambia Rising

J-22@22: Gambia Rising

As we continue to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the July 22nd Revolution, the President of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia is scheduled to lead the inauguration of more development projects with the potential of huge positive impact on the lives of Gambians.

Manjai Kunda New Market, the Dippa Kunda-Manjai Kunda concrete road and the Old Jeshwang Police Station are set for inauguration on Saturday August 29th July

In what would provide the icing on the cake for this year’s project inaugurations, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh, Babili Mansa is also scheduled to commission the ultra-modern Petroleum House, the tallest building in The Gambia, on Monday, 1st of August.

Before that, on Saturday 30th July, The Gambia Ports Authority container terminal will be inaugurated and in another ceremony, 17 new ambulances and 66 Motor Cycles would be handed over to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

A new complex at the Jammeh Foundation for Peace Hospital in Bundungka Kunda would also be inaugurated and also state-of–the-art OPHTHALMIC Equipment at the Sheikh Zayeed Regional Eye Care Centre in Kanifing. A new eye care unit at Brufut Health Centre will be officially opened and the upgraded Brikama Major Health Centre is already a District Hospital.

North Bank Region

In the North Bank Region, the President would officially commission The Gambia Rural Electrification Extension Project in Farafenni, the new Barra Police Station Staff Quarters and the Essau Health which has been upgraded to a District Hospital.

Central River Region

The Gambian leader is also expected to preside over the handing over of the Medical Equipment at Kuntaur Health Centre, and also inaugurate the Solar Panel System and Vaccine Storage Facility at the Bansang Hospital and the new Janjangbureh Health Centre in the administrative capital of the Central River Region.

On Monday 8th August, the President would inaugurate The Gambia Rural Electrification Extension Project in Basse and also the upgraded Basse Major Health which has now been upgraded to a District Hospita. The Point of entry clinic at Misira, Sabi and Nyamanari.  Bajakunda Minor Health Centre, now upgraded to a Major Health Centre.


Lower River and West Coast Regions

In the Lower River Region, this year’s celebration will witness the official opening of the upgraded Soma Major Health Centre which is now a District Hospital.

The Kalagie Health Centre will be inaugurated in the West Coast Region; and Bakau will celebrate the official opening of a new ICT Centre that is part of connect–a-School Connect–a–Community Project (CSCC).

These projects, among the various live changing projects undertaken by the Jammeh administration, is there for everyone to see, whether Gambian or non-Gambian. One such person is Professor Ray Bellisario, an octogenarian with more than five decades of experience in broadcast journalism.

While on a private visit in the country earlier this year, Professor Bellisario said: “Ambitious Gambia is one of the African countries to rapidly learn that, peacefully, Development is their Future. Especially, the Gambians know that the Empowerment of the Women is the Empowerment of the Nation.”

In a well deserved plaudit for the Smiling Coast of Africa, the Catalan Professor said this: “The top-notch international hotel monopolies are already snapping up their lucrative sites. Every new building in and around Banjul is a T – A – L – L one. Every side of any main road that you travel already has major construction work in progress. Over the fish-rich, flowing river, new bridges are to be built to cope with future traffic that will traverse from one side of the country to the other.

Little Gambia needs and deserves the enrichment that is now on it’s way. Her unstoppable economic advance has begun in earnest.”

by Musa Ndow