President Adama Barrow has expressed ‘deep’ appreciation to ECOWAS, African Union and the Security Council of the United Nations for standing by the country over the years.
ECOWAS heads of state in January 2017 agreed unanimously to send troops to The Gambia to ensure Jammeh leaves power and President Barrow is installed amid a bitter political impass.
Tuesday marked four years since President Barrow was sworn into office at the Gambian embassy in Dakar and he has expressed ‘deep’ appreciation to ECOWAS, African Union, the Security Council of the United Nations, and all friendly nations who stood by the country over the years.
Jammeh’s refusal to cede power following the December 1, 2016 presidential election sparked a huge political impasse in the country. Ecowas then tapped a Senegalese general Francoise Ndiaye to ensure the will of the Gambian people is enforced. Jammeh then fled as the soldiers moved in on him paving the way for President Barrow’s takeover.
Meanwhile, President Barrow in commemorating the fourth anniversary of his ascension is touting ‘exceptional’ developments.
“Under the leadership of President Barrow, the country has witnessed exceptional developments, particularly in the area of road infrastructure; bearing in mind that infrastructure development is key to the advancement of the country’s socio-economic status,” State House said in a statement on Tuesday.