State House, Banjul, 19th January 2021: This day in 2017, His Excellency, President Adama Barrow was sworn in at The Gambian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, after his undisputable victory in the presidential elections of December 1st 2016.
The inauguration of President Barrow marked the beginning of an era of prosperity in all spheres of Gambian society. Four years down the line, The Gambia remains committed to the values and principles of democracy; something that the country was deprived of for more than two decades.
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.
Remembering the day, President Barrow expressed gratitude to all Gambian electorates, the Gambians in the Diaspora, the Coalition 2016 Campaign Team, and the political parties for putting aside their political differences for the national interest.
He 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.
Recalling the importance of good neighbourliness, President Barrow wishes to thank His Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, and his government for the hospitality accorded to him, and the over fifty thousand Gambians who sought refuge in Senegal.
Reiterating his call for peace, progress and unity, President Barrow emphasised that elections are contested based on political diversity,but the nation can only progress through national reconciliation and unity. Thus re-echoing the call for all to uphold the value of One Gambia, One Nation, One People!