Aug 13, 2020, 11:05 AM
Amid crisis that has shattered global economies and crippled businesses, there is need to intensify our collective prayers and submit to one and only creator, Allah, Who is all Knowing, all Hearing and all Seeing.
Mr. President, so far the Covid-19 statistics indicate The Gambia has reached 1,090 cases; 19 deaths and 146 recoveries compared with other neighbouring countries in West Africa.
The upward surge in the number of Covid-19 reported cases in the country has been very alarming, yet many still doubt the existence of the virus. These spikes in the discovery of new positive cases remind us all that the battle is far from over. And there is more work to be done in the containment of this deadly virus.
There is a popular saying that if ‘we want to achieve our goal’, then let us empower ‘ourselves with the weapon of knowledge and let us shield ourselves with unity and togetherness’. And the biggest strength of mankind lies in our unwavering unity. This, therefore clearly speaks about the importance of unity in any undertaking.
Mr. President, as the Covid-19 continues to have a devastating impact on our beloved country, we want to wish all those infected with the virus especially the Vice President of The Gambia a speedy recovery.