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Barrow Promises More Roads Infrastructure Following Re-election

President Adama Barrow
National People’s Party candidate

By Landing Ceesay 

President Adama Barrow promised to construct 1200 kilometers of road infrastructure in the next five years, when elected in the December 4 election.

“It is part of my plans in the coming five years. I will construct one thousand two hundred (1200) kilometres of roads. In that 1200 KM, I will construct the Basse roads; there are a lot of feeder roads here in Basse. If those feeder roads are constructed, it will ease transportation for the people going in and out of Basse. If those feeder roads are constructed, the people living in the Gambia will not experience the suffering they have been facing in the past 55 years,” the leader of National People’s Partysaid. 

The Gambia President made these remarks in Basse in the Upper River Region (URR) on Sunday.

President Adama Barrow, the standard-bearer of the National People’s Party (NPP) currently canvassing votes would on December 4 lock horns with his former party and main opposition, the UDP; PDOIS; GDC; National Unity Party; and Essa Mbye Faal, the Independent Candidate.

Barrow who came through a coalition in 2016 is seeking a second term, while each of his 5 opposition candidates is looking for a maiden term in State House.

Meanwhile, one of the unfulfilled campaign promises of Barrow during his 2016 campaign was to step down at the end of three years as opposed to the 5-year mandate the 1997 Constitution guarantees an elected president. 

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