Barrow urges Gambians to work together for reconciliation, justice

Friday, October 19, 2018

President Adama Barrow has called on Gambians to work together to promote reconciliation and justice and to heal and rebuild the nation.

 Speaking at the launch of the Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) this week, The Gambian leader noted that his government has put everything at TRRC’s disposal to ensure that they are able to carry out their work without any obstacle.

 He noted that the nation lies on their shoulders, expressing optimism that they would deliver to the best of their ability and in the best interest of the nation.

“As we embark on this process, we must bravely revisit the past in order to build a better future. As Gambians, and as a united people, our common experience remains our greatest teacher.”

 Barrow maintained that the bitter experience should guide ‘us’ now, as the country moves toward forging a “New Gambia” wherein respect for human rights, the rule of law and guarantee of inherent freedoms are the pillars on which people thrive as a nation.

 “I am full of gratitude for the support our partners and friends have been providing, and for being with us, also, throughout the journey to regain our dignity and build a progressive democracy,” he said.

Author: Pa Modou Cham