Dec 7, 2011, 1:11 PM
The Gambia is clearly a safe haven for humanity and all tourists coming into the country, as the nation is completely free of the Ebola virus disease.
However, we are still taking all the necessary precautions to keep the Gambia Ebola-free at all times.
We are, therefore, stretching opening arms to our tourist visitors to the Smiling Coast of Africa, to experience our traditional culture at firsthand and visit top tourist attractions.
We should not dance to the tune and lyrics of the negative and indiscriminate reports by the Western media.
Yes, we are Ebola-free and our government and the general public are not resting on our laurels.
The Ministry of Health and its satellite institutions, as well as the private sector and other partners, have put in place active surveillance system to detect any suspected case of Ebola.
Other appropriate measures have been put in place to keep The Gambia always Ebola-free.
These measures include public sensitization through the media; briefing of stakeholders on the national response plan; activation of existing emergency preparedness and management structures and networks; reactivation of cross border consultations, and deployment of public health officers at strategic border areas and at Banjul International Airport to provide a 24-hour service of sensitization and screening of incoming travellers.
In view of these measures, there is no need for any tourists to be alarmed and edgy about visiting the land of friendly people and rich culture and attractive sites.
Tourists are welcome to one of the safest destinations in the world that offers a unique serenity found in no other destination within the confines of the region.
In the Smiling Coast, there is guaranteed sunshine all year round with excellent hotels and restaurants and beautiful ecotourism.The Gambia boasts of some of the most superb beaches on the west coast of Africa.
A visit to The Gambia will remain one of the best experiences anyone could ever have.
So you are welcome to the land of friendly people and wonderful attractions.
“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”