Moral Congress Diaspora president, Amadou Sisawo, widely called “Amadou
by-force’’ has reminded government officials that they must take the lead in
practising social distancing to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease.
World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health recommended that
maintaining social distancing, avoiding gathering, and handshaking can help
contain the spread of the deadly virus that was first discovered in the Chinese
city of Wuhan in December last year.
Sisawo said most of the government officials have fallen short of leading by
example, saying he is surprised that government officials are not heeding to
the WHO advice in maintaining social distancing.
said this was clearly manifested during a D12 million cheque presentation by
Africell Gambia Limited towards the fight against the pandemic that has killed
thousands of people around the world and is affecting thousands more.
GMC diaspora president further highlighted that during the Africell
presentation, government officials were pictured less than 500cm between each
other. “Government officials should serve as examples in leading the way for
people to follow since they banned public gatherings, including mass
congregational prayers, open markets, closed schools and lumos, among others.”
Sisawo urged President Adama Barrow to give support to The Gambia Police Force
officials on the highways, saying traffic police officers are at high risk of