Barrow promises health insurance, $50M fishing support

Nov 12, 2021, 12:14 PM | Article By: Pa Modou Cham

President Adama Barrow on Monday promised the people of Ndungu Charreh in Lower Nuimi that his government would introduce health insurance and support young people in the fishing industry with $50 million worth of fishing boats and storage building. 


Speaking on his first day of campaign, Barrow acknowledged the demands of the village and promised to intervene and support in health, roads, water and electricity. The president named many roads he had constructed during his five years in office and promised more. 

“I am optimistic that I own Ndungu Charreh because of the gesture you have shown me. My slogan is to speak little and work more. People suffer and find it difficult for treatment when sick. We will introduce health insurance. It has been taken to the national assembly for consideration.”

Dwelling on his fisheries plan, the president said it is meant for the young to have something to hold on to and help their survival. 

Mbaye Sarr, one of the speakers cried for water and lack of health care service. He in turn promised the president of his victory come December. 

“Lower Nuimi will take first in casting their vote for the president. This election is more committed to us than you. We will come out and vote because you are the one we entrusted our country.”

Mamjarra Manneh assured the president of their votes while asking for help with water. She said that they have a garden but due to water scarcity they couldn’t work as they wished. “We want you to consider the people of Lower Nuimi and support us in our endeavours.”

Njogu Lamin Bah, the fomer secretary general and head of Civil Service in the Jammeh government,  said the president loves the country and he knows his responsibility. He added that the people of North Bank have nothing to complain about the president. 

“He came in a short moment and built our roads. With all what he did in this district, he deserves a thank you from us. For this short four years he did a lot, so voting him for the next five years is crucial to all.”

Mamat Sarr, Lower Nuimi NPP chairman, said they wouldn’t ask much because he knew the president is fulfilling his responsibilities. 

“The president has helped the women with milling machines and “for the electricity issue, everyone realised that we were in Soma not long and the issue of electricity will be an issue of the past.”

“People of the village and the district will never vote for opposition. We see no one who is fit to lead us than you.”

Tamsir Jassey, a disqualified independent candidate, explained that when he realised that he couldn’t get the presidency, he decided to choose a leader to follow. 

“Our group is called Gambia our home land and when we sat and discussed who to support, they decided that President Barrow is the right candidate. Let us all support him in order to accomplish his developmental processes.”