Declaration of freedom should equip us to ratify our nationhood

Friday, February 22, 2019

President Adama Barrow has reminded Gambians that declaration of freedom should equip them to ratify nationhood and patriotism that can propel their commitment and devotion to the country’s development.

“Today marks 54th anniversary of the day that ushers our motherland into the world as a sovereign nation. It is a day of celebration and jubilation. This opportunity tasks us, as a nation to take our successes, challenges and progress since the attainment of nationhood. The national day also provides opportunity to hold the government in office accountable to the people.”

The president was speaking at the celebration of the 54th independence held at the McCarthy square in Banjul.

Barrow stated that to be patriotic citizens contributing effectively to nation building, it is vital to engage in independent, critical, and constructive discussions and action to take honest decisions that improves living conditions.

The president explained that the country people most love our nation and sacrifice in times of needs, adding that to this end, we must embrace nationalism to give our country a hemming character. He said, this means rejecting all sources of political discrimination and extremism.

He added that our sovereignty should be marked by economic independency and the capacity to generate resources and funds for investment and judicious spending. “We have learnt also that independence rest on working with responsibly leadership that allows for diversity, choice and acting on correct decision.”

Author: Pa Modou Cham