A United Nations team led by the Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary General in West Africa and the Sahel, Dr. Muhammad Ibn Chambas, has once again stressed their support for the government of President Adama Barrow, to carry out institutional and governance reforms being carried out.
The UN delegation made the pledges during a courtesy call on His Excellency, President Adama Barrow at the State House.
The UN-SG Special Representative promised his organization’s full backing of the Gambia government.
‘’You can continue to count on the support of the Peace building Commission, right from the UN Secretary General himself. “We are there with you in support of your effort to build the new Gambia. The commission is at your full disposal to make sure that the $20M pledged for the peace process is there for you’’, remarked Dr.Chambas.
In welcoming the UN team, President Adama Barrow expressed delight at the presence of the delegation at the launching ceremony of the TRRC in The Gambia, something he said, gives a good picture to the world about the importance the UN attaches to the transition period in The Gambia.
“We believe that without peace, we cannot succeed; without stability, we cannot move this country forward. My government has provided the political will to build a strong foundation for democracy and we are committed to strengthening the judiciary,” he said, maintaining that these are the cardinal principles upon which his government was built.
Despite inheriting a difficult past, President Barrow maintained that The Gambia will carry on successfully, just like other countries had gone through the same experience. He hailed the support from partners like the UN.
The Gambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Dr.Momodou Tangara added his voice and lauded the role members of the delegation have played in issues regarding the Gambia at the United Nations.