President Adama Barrow presides over the Gambia’s 59th years of Nationhood celebration

By Maimuma MB Jatta

Yesterday marks the 59th anniversary of Gambia’s independence. President Barrow delivered a speech highlighting his achievements during his seven-year tenure.

The Republic of The Gambia marked its 59th year of independence with a vibrant ceremony held at the MacCarty Square in Banjul on Sunday. At the event, President Adama Barrow, the third president of the country, highlighted his significant achievements during his seven-year tenure in power. He noted that the progress made in infrastructure development is overwhelming, and the expansion of education and health services is progressing well. The President also mentioned that his government has received positive feedback in all areas of development. He urged all citizens and supporters to participate in the nation’s development. The Gambia gained independence on February 18, 1965, through peaceful negotiations with the British colonial masters. Sir Dawda K Jawara, the first president of the Gambians, graced the Gambian independence celebrations from 1965 to 1993. The second president, Yahya Jammeh, served from 1994 to 2016, and the current government has been in power since 2017. The Independence celebration was attended by cabinet ministers, regional governors, mayors, members of the diplomatic corps, service chiefs, and Gambians from all walks of life.