New UNDP Boss: The stability of Gambia is priority

Thursday, May 02, 2019

State House, 30 April 2019 – The President of the Republic, His Excellency, President Adama Barrow on Tuesday, 30th April received in audience the new Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in The Gambia at the State House in Banjul.

After a closed-door meeting, the new UN top official, who was accompanied by the Resident ambassador of the United Nations in the country Aissata De told waiting journalists that one of her top priorities is to support the government to ensure that the stability of the country is intact. According to the Resident Representative, her organisation would make sure that ‘’the stability of the Gambia, which is really the priority of everyone, is the main end goal for everyone’’.

She added that her discussion with the President also focused on how the UN body can support the priority areas of the National Development Plan as well as other areas of development, like the strengthening of democratic institutions, poverty reduction, and climate change, among others.

“One of the key examples we could mention is the ongoing process of transitional justice for which the UNDP has been key, besides the electoral process’’, Aissata De said.” So, there have been so many areas that we have always been present since we have been in The Gambia. So we will continue that.’’ 

She expressed delight at the opportunity of serving the people and government of The Gambia towards the achievement of our development goals.