Friday, September 22

President Barrow tours flood-hit Tobacco Road in Banjul

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By Adama Makasuba

President Adama Barrow has toured flood-hit Tobacco Road in Banjul to show solidarity and survey the progress of works to address the situation.

He called for teamwork in addressing the devastating floods in the country with pragmatic solutions to avert its recurrence. The President urged Gambians to stop the blame game over the disaster while linking the devastation to climate change which he said spared even not the developed countries. He also urged for actions against climate change in the country.

“Despite I am on holiday, if my people are in such a situation, I must be involved and I must be part of it. So, that’s why I am encouraging the whole team, to let us stop the blame game. Let us work together in solidarity to make sure that we solve the problem,” Barrow said during an unannounced tour to flood-hit Tobacco Road in Banjul, where he met up with the Banjul Mayor Rohey Malick Lowe, Banjul north MP honorable Modou Lamin Bah, and Hadim Gai who was contracted for Banjul project.

“I am sure that we will solve the problem because the water is coming down. We have invested a lot in Banjul. So, we don’t want such to happen to Banjul. But this is climate change. Climate change is a wake-up call for all of us to make sure that we increase our capacity,” he added.

“This is something we don’t expect, but definitely we are doing everything possible with the entire team that’s the ministers, vice president, chief of staff, Hadim, the contractor and the young people of Tobacco Road. We thank the mayoress also. She is also involved and she is also working with us. That’s the most important thing. This country is our country, we don’t have anywhere other than this country,” he noted.