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‘Gambian women are optimistic of attaining President Jammeh’s Vision 2016 agenda’

Aug 7, 2014, 10:13 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

The female alkalo of Farato, AJi Fatou Sowe, and the executive director of Women Bureau, AJa Binta Sedibeh, both have expressed total appreciation with the level of willingness and preparedness of the Gambian women in supporting the Gambian leader’s Vision 2016 agenda to end rice importation into the country.

According to the two key women personalities, with the commitment of the Gambian women Vision 2016, which is to end rice importation into the country, is possible and achievable and would be attained.

The Gambian women assured President Jammeh that the political will and commitment to respond to this agenda is in them, she said.

The two women personalities made this assurance during a presentation of cheques amounting to D110,000 by the Brikama Area Council, to women farmers in the West Coast Region, to support the President’s Vision 2016.

The Farato female Alkalo seized the opportunity on behalf of the Gambian women to hail the Brikama Area Council for coming up with a token of money to support the West Coast Region women farmers towards the realization of the Gambian leader’s Vision 2016.

The executive director of Women Bureau also said the presentation of the money was something the Gambian women appreciated and it was a step in the right direction, which is worthy of emulation by all and sundry to help in realising President Jammeh’s dream for the Gambian people.

According to her, this presentation would not have been possible without this good initiative by the Gambian leader, and she therefore commended President Jammeh for creating the conducive environment the people of The Gambia continue to enjoy.

She said the presentation of the cheques to the women of West Coast Region was something appreciated by all Gambian women and are delighted to be associated with such a magnificent gesture by the Brikama Area Council in supporting President Jammeh’s Vision 2016 to end rice importation into the country.

According to her, the presentation was as a result of the confidence bestowed on the women and she assured the Council that the women of The Gambia would live up to expectations in pushing the Gambian leader’s agenda forward in realising his dream.

She said West Coast Region is “the most blessed region” in the country in the sense that they are the first region to have a female governor and many other female leaders at decision-making positions.

She said, therefore, the West Coast Region women farmers would utilise the money for its intended purpose.

For her part, the executive director of Women Bureau, Aja Binta Sedibeh, spoke at length on the importance of President Jammeh’s initiative of Vision 2016 to end rice importation into The Gambia.

She said farming had gone beyond subsistence to commercialization; therefore, supporting President Jammeh’s agenda is something the Gambian people should encourage and give maximum support for the benefit of the generations to come.

According to her, the disbursement of the money by BAC to the women farmers was an unprecedented move in complementing the Gambian leader’s efforts and initiatives.

She used the opportunity to challenge both female and male youths in the Diaspora to emulate BAC in supporting the initiative.

The Women Bureau executive director seized the opportunity on behalf of the Gambia women and the Vice President to thank President Jammeh for being a visionary leader and guiding his people towards a very good vision for the progressive development of the country.