By Adama Tine
President Adama Barrow on Tuesday marking the first days of his political campaign for the December 4thelections, promised to pay monthly salaries of D3,000 to 1,800 alkalolu across the nation.
Barrow revealed this at a rally in Fass Omar Saho while indicating that the parliament and his government have signed and budgeted it to start by January 2022.
“I want to thank the people of Upper Niumi for appreciating the work. All the roads I built, the rice and ambulances I gave you is small. If I am voted into office again, I will bring more developments because that is what I know.”
“You have seen the electricity poles, so if you want electricity, vote me and I will bring more development. There will be a lot of ballots that will contest but I want you to avoid one ballot. Our ballot is there and is for peace and development, in which you need to recognise. During meet the people’s tour, I came with ambulances but this time I will pay all 1800 alkalolu a monthly salary.”
He emphasised that village heads are very important because they run all the affairs of the village and need support.
Fabakary Tombong Jatta, the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) leader, urged supporters in Niumi to vote more than the other districts. He said the president loves the country and wants the developmental aspirations of the country to move forward which is why APRC followed him.
“I want every APRC supporter to vote for Barrow because he is the right choice for the seat.”
Hamat Bah, the National Reconciliation Party (NRP) leader said there is an old man amongst the people vying for the presidency who said the people did not want the roads, instead they want food.
He claimed that the president is the only one who started giving rice to the people and by January, all the alkalolu will be paid.