Youth adviser urges youth to refrain from strikes

Thursday, May 31, 2018

President Adama Barrow’s special Youth adviser has called on young people to reciprocate the supreme sacrifice made by President Barrow and his team in maintaining peace and tranquility in the country, acknowledging that without peace, there can’t be any meaningful development.

He further, urged Gambians to refrain from all kinds of strikes including sit-down-strikes, arguing that strikes only retard progress.

Musa Jeng, who was speaking in an exclusive with The Point, also outlined the need for the young people to reason well and refrain from all forms of crimes in order to create a peaceful and stable Gambia as pursued by the president, his government and development partners for the attainment of the National Development Plans (NDP).

“We also need to stop compensation claims from the Barrow administration for crimes and atrocities that are not committed by his government. Let us support the government with a view to enable them achieve their objectives of transforming the country into economic super power.”

The Youth adviser equally urged Gambians to grab the existing opportunities provided by the government, saying President Barrow, always maintains his government’s continued commitment in addressing issues affecting young people in the country by creating the enabling environment and job opportunities for them.

“The government of The Gambia is very much concerned about the development of young people especially their employment,” he said.

He disclosed that there are lots of projects in the offing that are geared towards the empowerment of Gambians particularly the youths, which he said, are key priorities for the Barrow administration.

“I can tell you that all the issues affecting young people of this country especially irregular migration for greener pastures to Europe will become history for the fact that the political will is already there.”

Jeng thus thanked President Barrow and his team for their courage and sacrifice they have undertaken during their collective battle to salvage the country against a fearful dictator, thereby ending authoritarian rule in the country.

Author: Momodou Jawo
Source: Picture: Musa Jeng,Special Youth Adviser