As Gambia Barrels towards recovery from decades of tyranny, UN administers $20M shot in the arm
As the Gambia’s nascent government makes staggering start to achieving greater stability amid stinging criticisms of wastefulness and corruption, the United Nations has approved funding of $20M to help along the process of accountability, reconciliation and reparations after two decades of tyranny under Jammeh.
Announcing the development, the office of the president of The Gambia revealed:
“H.E. President Adama Barrow on Friday held a bilateral meeting with the United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, at his office in New York. During the meeting, it was revealed that the United Nations has approved $20M for The Gambia to support peace building efforts, and the truth and reconciliation process currently underway in the country. The President thanked the United Nations for its continuous support to the government and people of The Gambia, particularly, for standing by the country in very crucial moments. He expressed personal gratitude to Mr. Guterres for approving access for The Gambia to benefit from the UN Peace Building Fund”. The report added: “Secretary General Guterres reiterated the commitment of his office to providing the necessary support required, through the UN regional office for West Africa (UNOWAS), for the President and his government to succeed in sustaining a meaningful peace in The Gambia. The two leaders discussed a wide range of issues about the ongoing transformations and development taking place in the country”.