President Barrow Embarks on Meet the People Tour

By Kaw Yerro:

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

State HousREPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA

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Banjul

THE GAMBIA

OP/291/249/01/PART IV (296 – ABS)

PRESS RELEASE

President Barrow Embarks on Meet the People Tour

State House, Banjul, 13th

October 2019 – In fulfillment of section 222 (15) of the 1997

Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency, President Adama Barrow will

embark on a nationwide tour of the country to dialogue and assess the condition of the people

and gather first hand information on the impact of government policies on their lives.

During this period, the president is expected to chair over 44 public meetings, and spot visits to

development projects relating to agriculture, education, health care, youth entrepreneurship

throughout the country. The president will use the opportunity to reiterate his call for unity,

social cohesion, and harmony in the pursuit of peace, security and socio-economic and political

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progress of the country. He will also engage with the members of the public on the government’s

development blueprint – the National Development Plan, particularly the President’s priority

areas.

For the first part of the tour, the presidential delegation will hold meetings in North Bank Region

and Central River Region-North, while the rest of Week One will be spent in the Upper River

Region.

Over the weekend, the delegation will stop in parts of the CRR South and Lower River Region.

The final leg of the tour will take place in the West Coast Region, Kanifing Municipality, and the

Greater Banjul Area with a mega meeting in the City of Banjul.

Please refer to the attachment for the full itinerary of the tour.

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