The President, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa has received a felicitation message from Mr. Yerro Mballow, President of the National Literacy and Debating Society. The message reads;
Felicitating You on Your 22 years of exponential developments and progresses, international award for Quranic Memorisation Competition
I write on behalf of my humble self, family, organization, friends at home and abroad and the people of my place of birth and resident to magnificently convey to you our highest gratitude and best wishes on the occasion of the July 22nd Revolution anniversary celebration. Your Excellency Sir, through my office, patriotic citizens and loyal supporters of your APRC party in different ages and social categories, my school’s staff and students, men and women in my place of birth in CRR and resident in Kanifing Estate have all expressed their desire through this important letter for their voices to be heard in this regard.
Your Excellency sir, as Gambians, the 22nd July anniversary is worthy of celebration especially when one reflect on the hard-fought achievements of Your Excellency’s efforts to free ourselves from foreign domination and exploitation. By inspection, 22 years of today, we are definitely better off than ever before. Our lives have improved since the advent of the July 22nd Revolution. The Gambia has now been provided good education, good health care, good agriculture, good water supply and electricity, good road network just to name but a few. We are much aware that the July 22nd has built the Gambia on the foundation of togetherness and has equally revolutionized the country’s development trend.
Your Excellency sir, your vision and mission to transform the Gambia into an economic super power in the near future is a testimony of your numerous projects you have established in the country within a small space of time. Your flexibility, commitment, dedication, perseverance and diligent has stand and earn you giant among world leaders in general and Africa in particular. You will continue to lead us until we are completely transformed into a more dignified and independent nation, food self-sufficiency and economic super power.
Your Excellency Sir, I am optimistic that the coming years will be years of remarkable success and will be associated with successes and positive accomplishments. Your government has made significant progress in the areas of health, economy, education, agriculture, infrastructures, food and security, security, religion, culture, clean water supply, electricity among others. I also applaud you on the recent pronouncement to end child marriage. I therefore congratulate you from the deepest of my heart and wish you the best as we move towards the end of year 2016 and expecting to enter into another fulfilling 2017 year. As we reflect on the giant stride years, it gives us strong hope that greater achievements are within reach by GOD willing. It is our expressed desire and optimism that the year 2017 will bring on its path immensurable and sustained development and prosperity; characterized by an atmosphere of continued peace, security, progress, prosperity, victories and happiness for the Government and people of our beloved country. Let me also avail myself of this golden opportunity to commend you in designating the Gambia ‘an Islamic Republic. The Gambia, we stand in firm solidarity with Your Excellency in this moment of hard work and indeed with our collective determination and perseverance as we shall always come out triumphant, vibrant and a more resilient nation by Allah’s will. Your Excellency Sir, your eloquent banning of Female Genital Mutilation is also a step cherished and welcomed by all, considering its health wise. It was well heard and we all appreciated it in the best manner. I believe you will remain to be a great leader for our motherland in particular and Africa in general.
We are also grateful to extol you on the just concluded President Jammeh International award for Quranic competition. You have yet again demonstrated your unshakeable faith. You are making all Muslims to take the book of Allah seriously, read it and respect it.
Your name and accomplishments will be remembered forever in the history books. It is therefore with a distinct honour and delight that I have witnessed your leadership that can be be described as the only leadership that has taken us from ignorance to education, poverty to affluence, illnesses to good health, as well as hunger to food self-sufficiency. I believe that GOD the Almighty will continue to bless you and give you good health so that you will continue to steer the affairs of the nation till the end of time.
Finally Your Excellency Sir, I wish you victories over any of your endeavours and visions you strive for. May Allah in His infinite mercy continue to protect you always as well as grant you bounty success and wisdom in your endeavours as you continue to lead this great nation towards the path of further progress and prosperity. Please accept my highest consideration and esteem.
Long Live President Jammeh and The APRC party. Long live the Gambia. Wishing you a massive victory in the 2016 elections as well as fulfilling and successful 2017.
Mballow Yerro (Mr.)