VP Darbo: Gov’t steadfast in human right promotion

Friday, September 07, 2018

Ousainou Darboe, the vice president and minister for Women Affairs said the government of The Gambia under the leadership of President Adama Barrow, would remain steadfast to the advancement and promotion of human rights with a view to transform the country to be a hub for good governance, respect for human rights and democracy.

The VP made these remarks yesterday as he presides over the launching of a 6-year country strategy paper and study report on migration of Gambian youth to Europe (‘backway’) develop by Action Aid International The Gambia and its partners.   

VP Darboe said the government is fully committed to eradicating poverty and improving the welfare of Gambian citizens through efficient policies and the creation of enabling environment for the involvement and participation of all development players to ensure goal and achievement.

He added: “Through partnership and effective collaboration with relevant partners, the government is on right track in the successful implementation and realisation of the NDP with the sole aim of making the ‘Gambia a better place’ with respect for human dignity, rule of law and democracy.”

Action Aid, he said, since inception directs its attention and programmes towards achieving poverty eradication, social justice and gender equality in The Gambia.  

“Every Gambian looks forward to action aid consolidating the gains made in the realisation of human rights in the country during the implementation of the fifth strategy paper,” Darboe said.

According to him Action Aid International The Gambia and the government have a long-standing relationship for over 3 decades, while paying special tribute for their “tireless efforts in maintaining sound partnership with the government to alleviate poverty.

The report, he added, contains critical findings, which will have far reaching consequences’ on the country’s national development progress, while assuring his government’s support towards the implementation of the recommendations contained in the two reports.  

The executive director of Action Aid International The Gambia, Omar Badjie, said his organisation would continue working with all development players in empowering people living in poverty in moving forward the national development process.    

Author: Momodou Jawo