May 10, 2012, 1:48 PM
With almost five months to go before the next Presidential Election, the former colonial master
A senior British diplomat, Dean Barrett, acting Deputy British High Commissioner to The Gambia, who also doubles as Corporate Service Manager at the High Commission in
The British diplomat was speaking to our reporter Friday at the handing over ceremony of a new printing press funded by the
The new press was handed over to the Gambia Press Union for use by all the print media houses in The Gambia.
According to Barret,
"This is part of Her Majesty's government's endeavour to promote openness through the media, especially in the democratic process, and this is a partnership with our American colleagues to help the media in The Gambia," he told this reporter.
"This is one of the major things we are very keen in, to promote the media in The Gambia and, in that respect, this is one of the measures," he said, adding that the High Commission is happy to promote free, open and democratic elections in the country.
Barret described the relationship between the
It is the priority of the coalition government in the
"We aim to carry on the close collaboration with The Gambia in many aspects," he added.