President Barrow says individual attitudes towards work reflect collective achievements

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - “Our individual attitude towards work will reflect our collective achievements, hence we must serve as examples and take positive steps to make major reforms in our institutions to promote transparency and accountability," the words of Gambian President Adama Barrow at the swearing-in ceremony of his new cabinet on Monday.

Addressing the new government officials in Banjul, Barrow said: “our pledge to engage in institutional and legal reforms mandates us to work hard in order to achieve our goal as a government.”’

He added: “We have to ensure that we leave behind a legacy of strong and sustainable institutions, effective laws and the right procedures that will transform our country into a
fully-fledged democracy and facilitate social, economic and political development for our people.”
President Barrow said he has the conviction that the new officials, including a new Vice President, will re-new their commitment to hard work, and focus on having a unified purpose for the realization of our National Development Plan (2018-2021).

“As a government, we have the singular responsibility to make this country a shining example of development, democracy, rule of law and peaceful co-existence that would make us a model in the sub-region and beyond."

He said "the burden rests on us to manage our new found democracy; therefore, it cannot be business as usual."

He noted that as officials "you have the challenging task of changing and developing the nation, and you are the leaders entrusted with the noble responsibility to lead this positive change in their institutions."

He urges them to renew their commitment to build strong institutions for national development.
“The 'New Gambia' calls on us to follow the right processes in the service of the nation. Thus, given all the huge challenges we face, the country cannot move at a snail pace. Rather, we must move together with vigour and seriousness," he pointed out.
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09 july 2018 16:18:16

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