‘Rural transformation top priority for Barrow gov’t’

Jun 11, 2020, 11:56 AM | Article By: Momodou Jawo

Fafa Ceesay, a Gambian businessman who is also a politician has emphasised that rural transformation is among the top priorities of President Adama Barrow’s government. He added that currently there is an unprecedented development ongoing in rural Gambia in terms of roads, bridges among others.

“President Adama Barrow has strengthened democracy and good governance in the country for the past three years of his tenure in office. He has also provided an enabling environment for a balanced and sustainable economic growth and development.”

Mr. Ceesay who was speaking to our reporter in an exclusive interview said since the coming of President Barrow, his aspiration has always been to develop the country.

“I can tell you that lot of feeder roads that were in terrible conditions in the provinces are either already constructed or under construction or there’s already plan in pipeline to construct them. The rural people are also tax payers like any other citizens. Therefore, they deserve better living condition. This is the kind of government that we have always been yearning for. We want a government that will massively improve the living conditions of rural people.”

According to him, the road from Yerro Beri Kunda to Galleh Manda which has been neglected for more than 50 years is currently under construction, saying after the completion of the road, it will boost the economic activities of the community of the area and also improve agricultural production in the area.

He said: “Currently, the road from Taifa to Sare Babou, Boiram to Fass Abdou and road from Njoben to Tabanding all in the Central River Region (CRR) are undergoing massive rehabilitation courtesy of the Barrow government. I believe if the previous governments were doing the same, by this time we would not be thinking of rehabilitation but construction of roads.”

He maintained that with the Barrow government nothing is impossible in the country in terms of rapid socio-economic development. Mr. Ceesay urged the people of CRR and the country at large to redouble their unflinching support to Barrow and vote for him massively in the presidential election in 2021.

Commenting on the forthcoming presidential election in 2021, he said no political party in the country can shake Barrow’s National People’s Party (NPP). “Gambians are in love with President Barrow and I am quite optimistic that he will be re-elected in the coming election. Gambia is moving on the right track because Barrow has fulfilled all the promises he assured Gambians in 2016.”

President Barrow, he added, wants to transform the country and ease the challenges Gambian are encountering in order to roll out government respective development plans. He said voting for Barrow in the 2021 presidential election means voting for development in the country.