Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow has called on the newly sworn-in cabinet ministers to work hard in making the New Gambia dream a reality.
Speaking at the swearing in of the ten new ministers on Thirsday, President Barrow congratulated the newly sworn-in ministers and urged them to work hard to achieve the new Gambia that they have been fighting for the past 22 years.
“Today is an important day in the history of The Gambia. I congratulate you all for taking up the appointments” President Barrow said.
The Gambian leader reiterated the importance of the swearing ceremony, saying the new Gambia is a reality. “Welcome to the new Gambia,” he exclaimed.
President Barrow also commended the role played by the media, promising his government’s commitment to be media friendly.
Meanwhile, the newly sworn Minister of Trade, Dr. Isatou Touray, after taking oath of office, commend the Gambian people especially the youths for making history. She thanked the president for showing confidences in them.
“We urged you to exercise patient. We will do our best. We will bring back Gambia’s lost glory,” Minister Touray said.
Minister Touray who was the former Director of GAMCOTRAP urged her colleagues in the Cabinet to work together to bring back the country’s lost glory.
She commended the role played by Gambians in the diaspora without them she said it would be difficult to achieve what has happened.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lawyer Ousainou Darboe condemned the repressive nature of the former government, saying President Barrow was the saviour of the people.
“The Gambia will be developed and no bulldozer can break this coalition,” Lawyer Darboe pointed out.
The veteran lawyer said they have taken solemn oaths and allegiance to be faithful to the Gambia and help the president in developing the country. “The expectations are high but they are not unachievable,” he said.
Lawyer Darboe vowed to eradicate nepotism, tribalism and all sorts of sectionalism, saying they would serve the country without fear or favour. “We will not abuse our positions. We will work to the best of our ability,” he assured, thanking the president for the appointments.