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Interior minister calls for disregard of political differences

Dec 30, 2009, 2:00 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

The Minister of Interior, Ousman Sonko has called on all Gambians to discard their political differences and work towards the development of the country.

Minister Sonko made this remark at a meeting held in Gunjur, Kombo South in the Western Region on Monday as part of Western Region Governor's tour of villages and towns in the area.

Noting that politics come and gone, he said it is high time for Gambians to work together for the socio-economic development of the country. Sonko stressed the need for peace, as according to him, it helps in the attainment of the national blueprint.

According to him, his Ministry would do everything possible to ensure that they maintain peace and stability in the country. He warned Gambians to desist from assisting foreigners in acquiring Gambian identity documents, noting that anybody found wanting would face the full force of the law.

He also called on Gambians to support security personnel in the execution of their duties, and expressed government readiness in maintaining peace and stability in the country.

He advised the youth to desist from illegal migration, which he added causes more harm than good.

For his part, Lamin Sanneh, the Governor of Western Region said the tour is geared towards keeping in touch with the people of the region, and to discuss the way forward for the villages and towns within his region.

He thanked the people of Gunjur for positively responding to their call and assured them of his office’s readiness in promoting peace and stability in the country.

National Assembly members, Alkalolu, chiefs and a cross-section of the community attended the meeting.  

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