Election2021: H.E Adama Barrow sworn in as President of The Republic of The Gambia
Adama Barrow has taken the prescribed oaths as President of The Gambia following the December 4th Presidential elections which he was declared as the winner with 53% of the votes, but hotly disputed by main opposition party UDP and the GDC of Mama Kandeh.
United Democratic Party lodged two election petitions at the apex court of The Gambia, both of which were dismissed on a technicality and lacking merit respectively.
Despite allegations of widespread election fraud mainly by opposition UDP and GDC, all election observers have classed the December 4th elections as "Free and Fair". The inauguration of President Adama Barrow to serve as Gambia's first person was attended by eight African Heads of States, delegation from Saudi Arabia, including Nigerian, Ghanaian, Senegalese, Librarian, Sierra Leon and Guinean.
President Barrow, who took the prescribed oaths of allegiance and secrecy was guided by Hon. Chief Justice of The Gambia, Hassan B.Jallow will lead the country for the next five years as per the Gambian constitution.
Addressing The Gambian people, President Barrow told Gambians that there is reason for all Gambians to celebrate as the day marked an historic moment for the country. Barrow told the gathering that the landslide victory he gained in the December 4th election is a testament of the trust and acknowledgement of his development efforts during his first term.
Barrow underscored the priority areas of his government for the next five years in education, infrastructure, health, energy and the construction of 1200km of quality roads across the country. On social services delivery, the President said although significant progress has been made in areas like agriculture, he is aware that more needs to be done. Quality health care delivery will be at the forefront of his government for the next five years, the president said.
On socio-economic development, the president indicated that youth unemployment, irregular migration are a major concern for his government and encouraged the youths to take up economic activities, while stating that good governance, rule of law, transparency will be the yardstick of his new government.