In line with his Government’s policies to enhance the livelihood of Gambians, President Adama Barrow visited Toniataba Technical Senior Secondary School, where students focus on learning life skills at an early age.
The skills taught at the school include technology, electrical, woodwork, mechanics, and home science, amongst others.
The school’s principal, Mr Momodou Faye, welcomed the President and briefed him on the school’s activities. He added that despite the progress in preparing students with livelihood skills, they are challenged with fencing the school perimeter and appealed for support.
At Kiang Jirrof, President Barrow inaugurated another water supply system to serve three communities.
Also, on Tuesday evening, President Barrow visited the Tresor Warrior Women’s Center at Kwinella. She was received by members and the President Aji Kumba Daffeh-Kah, who briefed the Gambian leader on their work in agriculture, economic empowerment of women, and support to women confronted with violence.
President Barrow commended the Tresor Warriors, saying their activities align with his Government’s policy to empower women, and urged them to connect with the Ministry of Gender. He also informed them about the Women Empowerment Fund his government initiated to support women, amongst others.
Earlier at Wellingaraba in Jarra East, the President said annually, his Government invests at least ten million Dalasis for disbursement to Women’s groups countywide. The revolving fund aims to give financial opportunities to develop small and medium enterprises.
The President’s visit to the Tresor Warrior Women’s Center coincides with the global celebration of 16 Days of Activism to highlight women’s issues, challenging States and Non-State Actors to invest in Gender-related concerns.
At a joint meeting in Kwinella organized as part of the Meet the People Tour, President Barrow called on Gambians to join his government’s national development program to bring further development to the people, especially those deprived for decades after the attainment of political independence.
He assured the Kabada people that he would deliver his promise of unprecedented development to them, including roads, water, and electricity.