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Wish all a Happy and Prosperous New Year

Dec 30, 2016, 10:34 AM

We would first and foremost give thanks and praises to God Almighty for seeing us through the year 2016, which gives way to the year 2017 by Sunday.

As the world prepares to see another year, we at The Point would like to wish all a happy and prosperous New Year in advance.

The year 2016 has come and about to go, and a lot has been achieved in many areas of our lives. There are, however, lots ahead of us to accomplish, for which the year 2017 has presented an opportunity. It is indeed an opportunity for us to accomplish what we will, as well as to roll out new sets of goals to be accomplished as we lead a guided life in this vale of tears.

As we in The Gambia enter the New Year, we are a nation in waiting to see the outcome of the political impasse that looms over us after the December 1, 2016 presidential election.

While we continue to give peace a chance, let’s continue to also pray that the protagonists in this political standoff see reason for a change of heart and resolve matters amicably.

We are indeed entering a new phase of our political dispensation, a phase that is full of hope but hanging in the balance, as we wait for 19 January when the President-elect should be inaugurated.

As we look up to that day, we would like to convey our best wishes and love to the people of The Gambia and dear ones, both at home and abroad, as the calendar changes from 2016 to 2017.

We should thank the Almighty God for having seen us through 2016 as a nation, families, individuals, corporate bodies and entities, and pray that the year 2017 be a more blessed and prosperous one.

As we have always been advocating, we should continue to be united, peaceful and show love to one another, especially to people going through some spiritual and moral crises, by talking less about them, getting closer to them and praying more for them.

We should pray for our nation to be safe and to continue registering growth and development year in year out.

In advance, we once again, wish you all, especially our dear readers and advertisers, a very happy and prosperous New Year.

“We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.”

Albert Einstein