By Lamin Sanyang
Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has Wednesday, February 14, 2017 launched the transition team between his government and the former government of Yahya Jammeh.
Speaking at the occasion at Kairaba Beach, President Barrow, reiterated the important step on the democratic agenda to inaugurate the joint team.
Barrow said it is constitutional requirement for a defeated president to exit office after election, saying that was the reason the outgoing president was expected to properly handover power to his government. He added that he would make sure that there is institutional continuity of knowledge and experience which he said require the two sides to work on a transitional program me.
“No formal handing over was undertaken between the government of ex-president Jammeh and my Government. This has seriously affected the functioning of the administration and the lives of thousands of citizens,” President Barrow pointed out.
“It has also damaged the image of our dear country and created fear and panic in our people,” he added.
President Barrow emphasized that the process is simply to collect data and facts for the benefit of the entire Gambian people.
Meanwhile, he called on both sides to work as a team for the interest of the Gambian people.