Jun 27, 2013, 11:40 AM
The Old Yundum Alkalo made this statement at a mass political rally held over the weekend at his village, organised by his Village Development Committee (VDC).
He said the rally was held to bring together members of the APRC and its leadership at district and village level, to reflect on the objectives and development aspirations of the party.
Mr Faye commended the APRC militants for leaving their busy schedules to attend the solidarity rally, to share their aspirations as a political party.
The rally was scheduled to lift their spirits in preparation for the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections, slated for December 2016 and early 2017.
He highlighted some of the development achievements attained by his community as a result of the APRC and its leadership.
Faye cited the establishment of a middle school as a result of the Jammeh administration’s policy of access to education and Education for All.
In addition to this, he said, a senior secondary school was also built as a result of the present regime’s concern for the value of education to the citizens, and a market to allow women, especially, to access food commodities and other items, instead of traveling all way to Serrekunda as used to be.
The Jammeh administration, the Alkalo and the VDC provided the market facility in collaboration with the Brikama Area Council and the office of Governor with others stakeholders, he said.
In terms of health promotion, the people of Old Yundum were also supported with a health centre initiated by the Village Development Committee.
The construction of a police station, also initiated by the VDC, was taken up as a completed project through the leadership of President Jammeh.
He thanked President Jammeh for the construction of the highway linking the Brikama Highway down to the Senegambia and other places for easy access.
“I cannot exhaust all that has benefited the people of Old Yundum, but to thank President Jammeh for his development foresight initiated for the people of The Gambia.”
However, Faye appealed for the provision of a well-equipped laboratory and building of staff rooms for the Upper Basic School, and also the expansion of the Lower Basic School because of the increase in the number of pupils from 100 to over 200 students, as well as desks and chairs for the students.
He said the police station at Old Yundum also needs a patrol vehicle, while calling on Gambians to rally behind President Jammeh and the APRC party for more developments.
Mr Faye also thanked the VDC, the police of Old Yundum, men and women, imams and his coordinating committee for their relentless efforts in making the rally a success.
He also expressed sincere thanks to the Paramount Chief, Governor of WCR, Member of Parliament of Kombo North, and ward councilor for their support.