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President Barrow Will Preside Over Janjanbureh Bicentenary Anniversary.

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His Excellency, President Adama Barrow

By Fatou Sillah 

The state House of the Gambia through a press statement has announced that His Excellency President Adama Barrow will officiate the bicentenary anniversary of Janjanbureh, formerly known as Georgetown, from November 23 to 26, 2023. The event will be held under the theme “Celebrating Homecoming and Our Heritage.”

The commemorations will be led by Hon. Hamat N.K. Bah, the Minister of Tourism and Culture. The primary objectives of the event are to revive and showcase cultural heritage, establish a robust rural tourism program, foster social unity within the Gambia, and honour the 200-year historical journey of Janjanbureh.

 “The event aims to stimulate cultural revival, build a robust rural tourism package, promote Gambian social cohesion and memorialize Janjanbureh’s impressive 200 years historical evolution that witnessed the criss-crossing of several civilizations: African, Islam, Arabic, English, Portuguese and Christianity,” the statement reveals 

The event will be attended by Cabinet Ministers, members of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps, and several local and foreign dignitaries, according to the State House statement.

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