In today’s special edition we bring to you messages of congratulations to the President of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh, Babili Mansa. The messages came from Gambians from all walks of life.
The letters read:
Congratulatory Message on Your 51st Birthday and the Ramadan Month
On behalf of the entire membership of the Gambia Association of Local Government Authorities (GALGA) and on my own behalf, I wish to take this unique opportunity to express our profound gratitude to Allah for availing us with a leader whose preoccupation is the total development of our dear nation.
The numerous development projects provided to all those living in The Gambia over the years, under your dynamic leadership, bear testimony to these achievements.
Sir, while we cherish your sound leadership complemented by your magnanimity and care for all and sundry, we all stand solidly behind you and your government and also solemnly pray for many more birthdays and Ramadan months to come.
In conclusion, I once more pray for your long and healthy life and that of the entire First Family.
Mayor of KMC / the President of GALGA
I have great pleasure to extend on behalf of the Executive, Athletes, Coaches and Officials of The Gambia Athletics Associations greetings and my most cordial congratulations to Your Excellency on the auspicious occasion of the 22nd Anniversary of the July 22nd Celebrations.
Sir, you have the right blend dedication and enthusiasm, you are always evolving and inspiring others, your accomplishments are indeed no mean feat.
Congratulations for achieving so much on your own steam and for proving to the people of The Gambia and the world that hard work and honesty are indeed the best policies. May you keep climbing new heights of success, and may you have more years of success and higher achievements.
Congratulations! Please accept Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration and my best wishes for your continued distinguished achievements and service in the advancement of this beloved Nation, and for your greater success in the fulfilment of your noble tasks ahead to continue to bring happiness and prosperity to the people of The Gambia.
Alh. Dodou Joof (Capy) O.R.G
President, Gambia Athletics Association
July 22nd Revolution Message
I write from Spain with utmost humility and happiness to extend on behalf of my family, the entire APRC fraternity and my humble self to Your Excellency, the First Family and the entire Gambian people sincere congratulations on the auspicious occasion of our genuine Independence Day celebration which is the July 22nd Revolution.
It is a clear manifestation that July 22 is indeed our genuine Independence Day, as it liberated us from colonialism, economic backwardness and gave us the political and economic freedom. It is the Day that the people of this beloved land started having smiles on our faces as we were freed from political decadence.
It is the knowledge of every Gambian that since Your Excellency’s ascension to the mantle of leadership of this nation for the past 22 years, all the sectors of our lives have developed steadily and consistently. The development of the country that you have made in a short period of time is unprecedented. Therefore, the July 22 is a special day for every Gambian as it salvaged us from economic doldrums, abject poverty and inequality.
Under Your Excellency’s leadership, you have built The Gambia and its people for a sustainable future with peace and development. The entire Gambian population are aware of your ambition and objective for the betterment of the country and come the 2016 general elections; it will surely manifest as you will be the ultimate winner. This is because you are loved, adored and respected by the people of this great nation. The people are proud of what you have achieved in a short period of time. Your government is with values and shaped with commitment to the people of The Gambia.
The electorates will always be behind Your Excellency with unflinching support because of what you have achieved, your vision and mission in protecting our resources, giving us peace, development, security and progress.
We will always reflect on Your Excellency’s achievements and vote for you to win overwhelmingly, to show the whole world that The Gambian people are always behind you as you are the best to lead us to a higher height.
Whilst the July 22 remains the pride of our nation, I pray for Your Excellency’s good health and long life for us to celebrate many more of the July 22 occasions.
Please accept Your Excellency Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration and unflinching loyalty.
Bala Garba Jahumpa
Ambassador Designate to India
Ramadan Goodwill Message
Kindly permit me, Your Excellency, to convey to you, the First Family, the Government and People of The Gambia, the warmest and heartfelt greetings of the Staff of this Mission, our families, Gambian students and the Cuban friends of The Gambia, on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The Ramadan is a period in the year when Muslims around the world seek closeness to Almighty Allah (SWT) through supplications, prayers and fasting due to the abundance of Almighty’s mercies, blessings and compassion. The period also accords us the opportunity to pray for each other for peace and prosperity in this world and the Hereafter.
On this occasion, I pray to the Almighty Allah (SWT) to bless and protect you, your dear family, the Government and the people of The Gambia. May the blessed month of Ramadan bring with it peace, stability and progress for our dear motherland and the entire Muslim Ummah.
Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration and esteem.
Masanneh N. Kinteh
Ambassador to the Republic of Cuba
Re: Congratulatory Message
and Birthday Greetings
On the occasion of your 51st Birthday Anniversary, I convey on behalf of my family, staff of The Gambia Embassy in Havana, the Gambian student community and indeed my humble self, special congratulations and warmest greetings. As you celebrate this joyous moment, we pray Almighty Allah (SWT) for Your Excellency’s good health, long life and prosperity. We wish you many more celebrations to mark your fruitful and productive life as one of the greatest leaders of our time.
Cognizant of the fact that this occasion also coincides with the 53rd Anniversary of the founding of the OAU and now AU, please allow me to also seize this opportunity to congratulate and thank you for your pan-African stance and for always being at the forefront for the defense and preservation of Africa’s independence, development and unity.
Whilst wishing you, the First Family and the entire country a happy and joyous celebration for both events, please accept Your Excellency, the assurances of my most profound consideration and esteem.
Masannah N. Kinteh
Eid-Ul-Fitr (Koriteh) and
Assalaamu Aalaykum Your Excellency (Kekendo). In the name of the Almighty Allah (SWT), we the people of Kiang West Constituency wish to extend to Your Excellency our heartfelt congratulations on the occasions of Koriteh and of course your grand Birthday.
Our association again with the ruling party was the best thing that ever happened to the people of Kiang West and this is from the bottom of our hearts (The Sankandi – Karantaba Road projects is a living manifestation of the above assertion Your Excellency).
In the light of this honorable partnership and in acknowledgement of all your sincere generosities towards our people, especially the women folk and particularly during the last countrywide tour at Kulikunda, we pray for Your Excellency’s good health, wellbeing and may Allah guide and protect you. May Allah also continue to grant you the wisdom, strength, willingness and empathy in stirring the affairs of this beloved and peace loving nation.
May Allah grant you long life to celebrate more and more Koritehs and Birthdays in good health and wealth alongside especially with the people of Kiang West and the entire nation as a whole.
Eid Mubarak Your Excellency and we wish you a very, very happy Birthday.
Mr. Sulayman Siaka Badjie
Chairman, Kiang West APRC Executive Committee
Eid Mubarak Greetings
It is with great humility and thankfulness to the Almighty Allah that on behalf of the affiliated of The Gambia Labour Congress, namely The Gambia Labour Union, The Gambia Transport, Agricultural Workers Union, we send our heartfelt and Islamic greetings to you and the First Family on the occasion of the Holy feast of Eid Mubarak.
Your Excellency, we have followed with great interest your address to the Muslim elders monitored over the Gambian media and the lessens this learnt are indeed source of hope for the Gambian people.
We applaud your sense of your responsibility as a Pan Africanist to protect human right and promote justice for all, by evoking your Presidential powers conferred to you in the constitution to promulgate a ban on all forms of human trafficking including child trafficking and as well as ban to early marriages which has destroyed the future of many children. Your Excellency, these are what organized advocates for and we are with you all the way.
Your Excellency we reaffirm our confidence and support for we pray for your continued leadership in peace and harmony for the entire peoples of The Gambia, irrespective of religion, tribe, race or colour.
Allah the Almighty blessings to you.
Sana S. Sonko
President, Gambia Labour Congress
Greetings on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan
Your Excellency, greetings from my family and myself on the occasion of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
We wish and pray for your long life and continued good health to lead our dear country The Gambia to be model of development as demonstrated already to the whole world.
We pray daily for your success and steadfastness in putting The Gambia in the list of progressive nations.
In the name of my family and myself, we pray that Allah (SWT) answer our prayers and bless you with the strength and will to serve humanity.
Musa A.K Sillah
Former National Assembly Member, Janjangbureh
Central River Region
July 22nd Anniversary Greetings
As we celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of the July 22nd Revolution which is a hallmark of national development, the entire Directorate and Staff of the National Intelligence Agency joins me in wishing Your Excellency, the President of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Sheikh Professor Alhagie Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh Babili Mansa, a joyous Anniversary Celebrations.
As always Your Excellency, I pray that Allah the Almighty continue to guide and protect you, your family and the entire leadership of this great nation towards the realization of our development aspirations. I further pray that Allah Almighty continue to give Your Excellency the fortitude to astuteness to steer the affairs of this nation to become a vibrant superpower with a decent standard of living for one and all under your exemplary stewardship, as enshrined in the National Development Blueprint.
Please accept Your Excellency, the assurance of my highest consideration and resolute allegiance.
Director General, NIA