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Radiance Magazine covers First lady’s development projects, promotes tourism and culture

May 30, 2022, 11:20 AM | Article By: Adama Tine

In an effort to contribute to national development in the area of women empowerment and to promote tourism and culture, the Radiance magazine has contributed its quota to complement the efforts of the Gambian First Lady, Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow by promoting her development agenda.

Speaking in an interview with The Point, Njie Baldeh, editor-in-chief of the Radiance Smiling Coast Magazine said due to the First Lady’s efforts in contributing to national development, the first edition of the magazine featured her development projects, followed by tourism and culture as the main areas that contribute to the economy of the country.

He said the Gambian First Lady is working tirelessly to promote gender equality through empowering women and girls in The Gambia. She has actively promoted the education of Gambian children especially the girl child and has raised awareness about the peculiar challenges that women in The Gambia and other parts of the world face relative to cancer and infertility, according to Mr. Baldeh.

“I wanted to print more copies for the office of the First Lady, but due to the printing cost, I could not because I do not have support,” he said.

In the area of health, Mr. Baldeh said Madam Bah-Barrow has been boosting Gambia’s health sector by ensuring improved medical services through donation of medical items.
Mr. Baldeh added that the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with The Gambia Tourism Board and the National Center for Arts and Culture is working hard to develop the country’s tourism and culture sectors to bring more tourists to visit the destination.

He observed that The Gambia had experienced bad tourist seasons in the past two years due to the global Covid-19 pandemic but highlighted that, with the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Gambia Tourism Board, and the National Center for Arts and Culture, the magazine can market the destination to encourage more tourists to visit The Gambia.

He therefore called on the government through the Ministry of Tourism to support the initiative.

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