executive secretary of the Senegalo-Gambian Permanent Secretariat has spoken of
his secretariat’s top priority, which he said, is to communicate to the people
of both The Gambia and Senegal on the standpoint of the secretariat.
Ambassador Foday Secka was speaking in an interview with The Point over the weekend, shortly after the launch of Senegalo-Gambian Women Federation.
He dilated on the importance of communication especially on the functions and responsibilities of the Permanent Secretariat, saying it is not well known within the Sene-Gambian region.
Ambassador Secka noted that one of the priorities as a Secretariat is to communicate and inform the people of Sene-Gambia on the work of the permanent secretariat.
On the long standing ties between Banjul and Dakar, he indicated that the ties between the two brotherly countries have been in existence even before the era of the confederation.
He further described the relationships between the two countries as unique.
“Senegal and Gambia are special because these two countries are more than just neighbours. So the two states have the idea of creating a special mechanism to try and help harmonize our own people as one. This is because we have been deeply divided by the French and the British and so today in terms of communication between England and France how many flights you will have to board before reaching your final destination. So luckily the two presidents have recently inaugurated the bridge linking the two countries to be able to facilitate trade and easy passage of goods and services so easy,” he said.
The secretariat, he went on, is currently busy helping to implement the outcome strategies of its first ever presidential council meeting that was held in The Gambia last year.