The National Women’s Mobiliser for the ruling Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC) Party, Isatou Jiffanga Jarju, has declared the upcoming December 1 Elections as the election for Gambian women.
She said she made this remark because she is convinced that Gambian women are the biggest and most appreciative beneficiaries of the numerous development programmes ushered in by the July 22nd Revolution, expressing optimism that they wouldn’t disappoint.
Jarjue, who was speaking in a Daily Observer interview this week, noted that the APRC Government has unveiled a lot of development programmes for Gambians, especially women, who she said, have the biggest share of those developments. She added that this is enough justification for their commitment and resolve in exhibiting solidarity and support for President Jammeh and his government.
She cited the creation of Women’s Affairs portfolio under the office of the Vice President, the establishment of the Women’s Federation, allocation of tractors distributed to women farmers across the country to reduce the burden of work on them, as examples of the President’s empowerment of women. She added that the APRC government has also created big opportunities for women in the Kombos and Greater Banjul Area through the provision of markets, loans and other business centres meant to empower them and improve their living standards.
Speaking on the area of education, Jiffanga Jarjue said several schools were built across the country over the last 22 years as well as the introduction of free education in schools, and the President’s Empowerment of Girls Education Project (PEGEP).
“Access to road network and infrastructure across the country all reduce the burden on Gambian women; the health sector is another success registered by the Revolution as more health facilities continued to be built and inaugurated over the last 22 years, especially for this year’s anniversary, which all affirmed the President’s support and care for the well being of Gambian women,” she affirmed.
“Electricity supply is also one of the biggest successes registered by the APRC government under President Jammeh, as per rural electrification projects across the country, which all reduce burden on Gambian women,” she concluded.
by Sanna Jawara