Barrow declares 7 days of national mourning

Thursday, August 29, 2019

President Adama Barrow has declared a seven-day national mourning period from Tuesday 27 August to Monday 2 September 2019, in respect of the passing of former president, Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, according to a media dispatch from State House. Similarly, he has also ordered that during this period the national flag of The Gambia at all State Institutions be lowered at half-mast. 

A state funeral will be held where the remains of the former president will be laid-in-state at the National Assembly building on Thursday 29 August 2019, at 4:00 a.m. A condolence book will be opened at the same place until Monday, 2 September 2019.

President Barrow calls on all Gambians to use these trying moments to reflect and emulate the virtues Sir Dawda left as his legacy: peace-loving, tolerant, and democratic.

Once again, the president kindly urges all and sundry to pray to God to grant the departed soul eternal peace.