Nov 28, 2016, 10:48 AM
on Tuesday celebrated the 55th anniversary of Independence. On this day in
1965, the country attained its independence from Great Britain.
it’s the day we celebrate the exceptionally courageous actions of our nation’s
founding fathers, who 55 years ago, pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred
However, what makes this day special is the fact that Independence Day provides us a good opportunity to reflect on and rededicate ourselves to the principles upon which this ‘great nation of ours was founded on’.
a nation, seemingly divided geographically and political ideals, we cannot be
free from our struggles if we continue to fight amongst ourselves. After years of
human right violation during the past regime, now is the time we need each
other more than ever before. Let’s put our efforts together to place the
country on its right its feet. It doesn’t matter which tribe, religion and
the government must also cultivate an environment where Gambians from all
backgrounds will be able to work to improve the lives of fellow citizens. To
rightly stated by President Barrow during his independence address, the day is
of immense importance, as
importantly, we must always bear in mind that whilst ethnicity contributes
significantly to our richly blended culture, and stands out as a diverse source
of strength, if
It is a well-known principle within development discourse that for any development to be achieved by any society, the people have to be the driving force behind it.
We must remain vigilant against the forces of oppression and intolerance. Freedom must be defended by all.
And let the Smiling Coast of Africa continues to shine as a bright example of peaceful coexistence, tolerance and compassion. Let us nurture this culture to build a brighter future for our children; forever embracing diversity to prove man’s brotherhood.
For The Gambia Our homeland, to The Gambia Ever True!
“I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.”
Susan B. Anthony