Feb 22, 2021, 9:59 AM
Senegalese President Macky Sall on Saturday announced on his Twitter that the second batch of 6,798,000 COVID-19 vaccines are expected in few weeks time.
Fafa Njie-Sanyang, who was speaking in a recent interview with The Point, observed that since the breakaway of the coalition, some political detractors from various political camps frequently exchange verbal assaults at the detriment of national interest.
"By the look of things from hindsight since the formation of the coalition, seven political parties including one independent came together in unison to unseat former President Jammeh from power. Others are continuing their loyalty to Barrow, whilst some felt there is a betrayal. These two divided factions cannot like one another. Back then, President Barrow was in good terms with UDP. Some people opined that the President is sidelining them. When the good relationship ended, the other people felt now is the time for them to show their support to President Barrow. Oppositions are using all sentimental rhetoric to sway the minds of the electorates." he decried.
He made reference to Barrow’s last Meet The People’s Tour, which he said, is a clear manifestation that majority of Gambians are rallying behind the President.
The government of President Barrow, he added, is moving with speed to secure much development to the doorsteps of Gambians.
He indicated that during President’s concluded dialogue tour with the people, many highlighted their constraints ranging from infrastructure, water, medical and health and electricity.
“The President Barrow will now review the plight and constraints of Gambians in order to resolving their needs and aspirations." he remarked.
On 2021 Presidential Race
As Gambians set to return to the polls in 2021 presidential elections, Mr. Sanyang is optimist that President Barrow will sweep the polls come 2021 elections.
This, he believes, is possible as National People’s Party has a strong structured base across the country, compared to other political parties.
On Media Freedom
Quizzed on the strained relationship between Barrow's government and the media, the NPP treasurer praised Barrow's government for championing press freedom. He added that some of the journalists are becoming subservient to their various parties.
"Looking at some journalists and their media report and analysis, you can definitely know which political agenda they are supporting. Plus you can also see lot of biasness. Barrow as the sitting President has empowered media freedom, because he knows democracy breeds press freedom" he concluded.
The Gambia has registered 6 new positive coronavirus cases, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 3,642, according to the 169th national situation report since the confirmation of the first case of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in The Gambia on the 16 March 2020.
SOS Children’s Village in partnership with Kanifing Municipal Council with funding from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on Tuesday launched a national project worth over D42M.
Gambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mamadou Tangara on Wednesday told lawmakers that over 4000 Gambian migrants in Germany are on the verge of being repatriated to The Gambia, Fatu Network reports.