Jan 22, 2009, 4:55 AM
of volunteers on Saturday descended on the Cabinet farm in Jalanbang, West
Coast Region, to weed the four-hectare maize plantation.
Speaking at the farm, Abdou Colley, minister of finance, said the overall idea of Vision 2016 is to end decades of importation of food into the country and to ultimately make the nation food self-sufficient.
“The Gambian leader is of the strong view that embracing agriculture will not only seal the country’s food insecurity gap, but will also enable Gambians to live in an independent and dignified manner,” he said.
The farm manager, Adama Nyassi who is the chairman of the Jalanbang village development committee, said the volunteers have shown real patriotism and love for not only cabinet ministers but President Jammeh.
The councilor of Nyambai ward, Pa Ousman Manneh, said volunteering to weed the Cabinet farm is in line with President Jammeh’s Vision 2016 food security attainment.
The chief executive officer of Brikama Area Council, Mam Sait Jallow, hailed the efforts of Gambians for supporting President Jammeh in the attainment of Vision 2016 food self-sufficiency.
He said Gambians should take agriculture seriously as “it is the only way forward” in the attainment of food security.
The Alkalo of Jalanbang, Lamin ‘Mondo’ Jatta, hailed the efforts of Gambians for supporting President Jammeh in the attainment of Vision 2016 food self-sufficiency.
He assured of their readiness in participating in the attainment of Vision 2016 food self-sufficiency initiative while commending the volunteers for their hard work.