Statement by H.E President Mr. Adama Barrow on the Swearing-in Ceremony of the Second Batch of Cabinet Ministers
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Statement by H.E President Mr. Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia on the Swearing-in Ceremony of the

Second Batch of Cabinet Ministers

Date: 9th March 2017

Venue: Office of The President, Kairaba Beach Hotel


Honorable Ministers

Secretary General

Executive members of the Coalition 2016

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen

Members of the Media


We assemble here today as part of another important step in consolidating the change we desire for our country under my administration.   I personally do not know most of you here and yet you are all appointed to very important positions in my government.  Your appointments have been informed by wide consultation, vetting and other assessments tools and consideration.

I am honoured to witness the swearing of the second batch of Cabinet Ministers of my government.

As you are aware, my government pledged to engage in Institutional and legal reforms, thus need politicians and technicians to make it possible.  I urge you to work hard as professionals to support the political agenda of my administration for us to achieve our goal.  I want us to leave a legacy of institutions, laws and procedures that will enhance our democracy, social, economic and political development for our people.

I have confidence in all of you and from what I have heard here today I am more confident that we will work together to make this country a shining example of development, democracy, rule of law and peaceful co-existence in the sub region and beyond.

I would like to thank you for accepting this noble job of serving your fellow citizens, therefore I urge you to serve our people without fear or favour.

Individually, we can change our attitudes towards work and take positive steps to making a difference in our institutions.  Together we can make the Gambia envy for many countries by committing ourselves to serve our national interest in our engagements.  Our individual interests are embedded in the national interest.

On a final note, I wish to congratulate all of you and wish you resounding success in your various assignments.

I thank you for your kind attention.