Sep 3, 2008, 6:14 AM
Adama Barrow has advised new graduates of the University of The Gambia (UTG),
to put the interest of The Gambia first, be law-abiding citizens and reject the
idea of divisive politics.
Mr. Barrow was speaking during the 12th convocation of UTG in which close to a thousand students graduated. The ceremony was held at the Qcity on Saturday February 8th.
The UTG chancellor further said that no citizen should allow politics or religious differences to corrupt their judgement and derail the march to prosperity and a better and peaceful Gambia.
“As law-abiding citizens, it is obligatory for all of us to reject divisive politics and put the interest of The Gambia first. No citizen should allow our political or religious differences to corrupt our judgment and derail the march to prosperity and a better and peaceful Gambia,” he noted.
In the quest to nurture and sustain peace in the new Gambia, Barrow told Gambians to adopt measures to strengthen the rule of law, social cohesion, respect for human rights, good governance, dialogue and mediation, justice, sustainable development and national reconciliation.
He added that it is mandatory upon all peace-loving citizens to be civil and disciplined, and to exhibit peaceful dispositions both in their relationships with other citizens and the state.