By Bakary Ceesay
President Adama Barrow has called on all Gambians irrespective of political or regional affiliations to join him in full support of the Banjul rehabilitation project, stating that Banjul, our capital city, is the pride of the country.
‘’Banjul is our City, our Capital City. We have nowhere that is more important than Banjul as far as we are concern’, the President said after an impressive inspection of ongoing rehabilitation works in Banjul.
Considering the strategic and symbolic importance of the City, the President said it behooves all citizens to unite in support of its development: ‘’Everybody, whether you are Banjulian or somewhere else. Whether you are in the opposition or the government, let us work together in the interest of this country. It is only through unity that we can progress. It is only through unity that we can develop this country’’.
The President, who is proud of his personal affinity to Banjul having lived there for about 17 years, added that the capital needs to be completely overhauled, explaining that it was the reason the government decided that ‘’we cannot be doing the roads in a piecemeal, the way they were doing it’’.
Although the project is being pre-financed by a Gambian-owned company – Gai Enterprise, President Barrow revealed that The Gambia government begins repaying the loan from the 2020 budget.