Senegalo-Gambia chair commends Barrow, urges mutual maintenance of peace

Jan 11, 2022, 12:37 PM | Article By: Ali Jaw

The chairperson of the Senegalo-Gambia National Development Foundation has commended President-elect Adama Barrow on his stance on ensuring peace between The Gambia and Senegal.


Mafugi Dicko, who spoke to The Point in an exclusive interview, also urges him, as well as his counterpart and citizens of both countries to deepen collaboration to ensure greater peace, stability and cooperation between the two states.

"The Senegalo-Gambia National Development Foundation was established for peace between Senegal and Gambia. I have entered into politics and I have seen that what is good for Gambia is peace between her and Senegal. If at all the two heads of state are in good terms while the people are not, there cannot be peace,” he said.

He added therefore that the citizens of both countries should strive towards peace and tranquility between the two, as it would foster greater cooperation, bring about understanding and faster development as far as the Senegambia region is concerned.

“It is a matter of mutual need that both Presidents Adama Barrow and Macky Sall work together to collaborate and partner, as it would not only bring about peace but greater development in both Gambia and Senegal.”

“Senegalo-Gambia is contented about the democratic election that took place in the country. It is the first of its kind to take place in West Africa; no problem or other forms of violence. We are also telling Macky Sall that we are grateful for his assistance to The Gambia during the election. We are telling Senegal, Macky Sall, that we are happy for the assistance and the peace he has ensured along with his counterpart.”

Mr. Dicko hailed the youths, women and the security for their unflinching support and good work. He also lavished praise on the local Gambian media including the people for ensuring factual information, which he said also played a key role in ensuring peace and tranquility especially during the intense political period sometime ago.

“We are a community working for peace, stability and partnership between the two countries and this I assure you we would continue to do.”

He finally congratulated President-elect Adama Barrow over his victory on the December 4th election.