The Office of The President wishes to inform the general public that His Excellency, Mr Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia will travel on an official visit today, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana.
The President and delegation will depart Banjul International Airport at 5:00 P.M and those invited to see him off are requested to be at the airport half an hour before departure for the usual ceremonies.
President Adama Barrow has reiterated the need to sensitise Africans, Gambian in particular about the importance of insurance. He made this remark during a courtesy call by the Board members and Commissioners of the West African Insurance Companies Association, WAICA at his Fajara office.
President Barrow noted that the insurance should cover everybody and everything as is the practice in developed countries. Citing on the composition of the membership, President Barrow said he was impressed with what he described as “an African family in solidarity.” He recalled how The Gambia benefited from such African solidarity during the political impasse after the 2016 Presidential elections. The Gambian President said that the the doors of the New Gambia are openede all as this ‘creates a new environment’ for people to invest. He urged those in the Insurance sector to invest in The Gambia. He observed the cross-generational membership of WAICA as a demonstration of seriousness to encourage the young ones. Another observation of the membership was that the past presidents of WAICA members continue to serve on its board, and President Barrow concluded that “when appointed as President and you serve well you remain President.” (more…)