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Patriotism and honesty, weapon for development - Director Darboe

Nov 17, 2015, 9:57 AM | Article By: Adama K. Jallow

Mucktarr M. Y. Darboe, Director of Science, Technology and Innovation at the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, has said that patriotism and honesty are a fundamental tool for national development.

For one to make a positive impact, the individual should put his country’s interest first before individual interest, he said, adding that education is also a fundamental tool for development.

Speaking in an interview with The Point, Mr Darboe, who also has a passion for the youths, said:“Our own fight should be the fight to leave a better Gambia for the future generation.”

He said the youths have got the opportunity and challenge to contribute to national development, considering the fact that the greater number of the people is the youths.

He said this gives an opportunity for the country in terms of accelerating growth, and making progress in achieving the country’s development goals.

Mr Darboe emphasised the essence of education, and urged the youths to take their studies seriously.

“If we don’t have our country’s interest first before our personal interest, nobody will come and develop the country for us. Nobody will create jobs and improve the livelihood of Gambians, except us.”

That could only happen if one puts his or her country first, he noted, and challenged the youths to hold onto education and to be ambitious.