Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Home News National News NAMs REMIND BARROW OF 2017 PROMISES



Presidential pronouncements are policy statements and that is why such statements have to be well calculated before they are made. In 2017 President Barrow promise the people of Brikama with street lights, Wi-Fi and CCTV cameras; if these promises were met Brikama would have been the first of its kind in Gambia.

That promise is what member for Brikama South Hon Lamin J Sanneh reminded President Barrow by a parliamentary question.

Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray responding to the question said, she has no idea as when exactly these promises will be fulfilled but the government of President Barrow have the development of the country at heart and that the government is progressively working towards the development of the country.

Further pushed by Hon Omar Ceesay of Niamina East, who asked if the President’s promise was not only a mere political statement to gain some political capital out of it, since the promise was made some three years ago? VP Touray disagree   to that and said the government of Barrow is out to develop the country and that this has to do with processes and like many are witness, that there are already poles piled in Brikama.

Responding to another question thought not related but important is a question from member for Banjul North who asked  that  how much of the food aid is distributed? V P Touray said as she speaks 80% of the distribution is met. This implies that 80% of the beneficiaries was also met. She concur that the rain is already here and most of the food stuff are in the open; however she said that kind of stuff are now moved to a secured places.



- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Why are there Many Unfinished Jobs?

Since the coming into office, the government of President Adama Barrow did institute many commissions, and enquires and many of those committee’s jobs remain...

Jammeh has all Rights to Challenge the 2016 Election Results

By Dawda Baldeh The Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) expressed concerns about the voter registration which was postponed by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). And in...

Journalist Train on FGM/C, Child Marriage and Women’s Right

By Fatou Dahaba Women's Bureau with funding from UNICEF has recently concluded a three (3) day training for media personnels from the Network of Gender...


By Fatou Dahaba Migrant returnees from Libya called Youths Against Irregular Migration in partnership with the office of the councilor of Bundung ward has recently...