By Aja Musu Bah-Daffeh on tour
President Barrow got a rousing welcome when he visited Foni yesterday Wednesday 29 March 2017 as part of his nationwide tour. He held meetings in Bwiam and Somita.
The President told his audience that every sitting President has a time to leave the Presidential seat. He asked the people to welcome every political party either the opposition or the parties of the ruling Coalition in order to maintain peace and stability in the country.
President Barrow asserted that Gambia is owned by the Gambian people, so let there be tolerance, cooperation and mutual understanding amongst ourselves. He promised to bring infrastructural development to Foni because they are tax payers, therefore, they deserve to enjoy their rights as citizens of the Gambia.
He called on them to vote for independent candidates vying for the national assembly elections to make them have a voice in parliament and to equally represent them. He concluded by giving a slogan ‘’Gambia is back’’ in that case Foni should also be back.
According to Hon. Sheriff Aba Sanyang, a former National Assembly Member (NAM) for APRC, the people of Foni have shifted allegiance and he promised that they will render their support and solidarity to President Barrow and will also help his government in working towards the directed change of the country. He asserted that Foni always supports the incumbent therefore their support has been automatically shifted to the new found President, Adama Barrow.
Kumba Njie of Bwiam and Gaye Hydara of Dasilameh Sangajorr expressed their delight for the President’s visit to Foni adding Foni Kansala supports the coalition. They expressed the constraints the people of that area encounter which include insufficient water supply and poor feeder roads network. They urged the government to assist their youths in terms of creating opportunities for employment and providing facilities that would enhance women’s work in the gardens.
They promised that they are ready to work, support and rally behind President Barrow.