Friday, July 19, 2024

President Barrow: ‘I am happy to return home safely’

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Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has expressed delight and happiness upon his return to The Gambia after almost two weeks in Senegal following the political impasse that engulfed the country.

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Speaking to journalist shortly upon arrival at the Banjul International Airport, President Barrow said: “I am happy to return home safely. I will announce the Cabinet very soon” he said.

Mr Barrow, family members and aides arrived Thursday afternoon at the Banjul International Airport to a rouse welcome by Gambians who where in jubilation showing their support to the new leader. His flight was escorted by an ECOMIG jet fighter flight displaying in the air.

He was sworn-in last week on January 19th at the Gambian embassy in Dakar, Senegal, at a time when former President Yahya Jammeh remained defiant and occupied the State House refusing to hand over power.

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The new Gambian leader mentioned his government’s readiness to ensure transparency and accountability saying they would establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to ascertain certain alleged irregularities in the past government. He also spoke about Constitutional reforms.

He thanked Gambians for making this day possible. He also commended the sub-regional bloc, ECOWAS, for their support.

Present at the airport were the coalition leaders, foreign diplomats, security chiefs among others.

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