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OIC Gambia Reveals What President Barrow Said During Emergency Meeting Over 50km-urban-roads Project

Nfally Fadera
Head of Brand and Communication at the OIC Gambia Secretariat

By Buba Gagigo

The Head of Brand and Communication at the OIC Gambia Secretariat on Friday revealed what the President Barrow said during an emergency meeting with stakeholders at State House over the slow work on the 50km-urban-roads project.

“During the emergency meeting discussion with the President, he told them, this is not a mere project and it’s a very important project to him. And he told them whatever will happen, they should deliver because money is not the problem. He(the president) asked, “if there is money, then why is the project not going as expected? He gave them an ultimatum. He wants before one month the project to fast track as expected or the government will take steps and the steps may not favour everyone,” Nfally Fadera told King FM Friday morning.

He also clarified that the President is impressed with all the OIC projects he visited except the 50km-urban-roads project.

“I just want to clear something. President Barrow visited some of our projects. He visited the Bertil Harding Highway project, the Airport at the Presidential Lounge and then the 50km urban road project. Those are the 20 roads we are building in the urban areas. The President is impressed with all work except, the 50km and not the Bertil Harding Highway,” Fadera said.

He said OIC Gambia Secretariat is in support of the President’s statement.

“We at the OIC have supported the President’s statement because before the President’s visit, we had an emergency meeting two weeks before the his visit. We observed that the work was not going as expected. We called the contractors and discussed with them to recheck the way they are doing the work. The President is right,” he said.

The 15th Heads of State and Government Summit is scheduled to be held in The Gambia in 2022.

The government of The Gambia set up the OIC-Gambia Secretariat to lead its efforts to host the summit at the Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Centre in Bijilo.

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