President Barrow Addressing Supporters in Sukuta on Saturday

President Adama Barrow refuted claims made by opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) leader Ousainou Darboe that he lobbied funding for the construction of the recently inaugurated roads and bridges in the Upper River Region.

President Barrow was addressing thousands of supporters at a political rally in Sukuta on Saturday 16th October, 2021; a day after Jammeh disapproved the NPP-APRC Alliance.

While addressing NPP sympathizers Barrow contended that he solicited for the funding of roads and bridges project in URR, contrary to what Darboe said to Gambians in his nationwide tour. President Barrow maintained that the project was secured during one of his many trips to the People’s Republic of China.

Gambia’s Tourism and Culture Minister, Hamat N.K. Bah also took to the podium to slam Darboe and the UDP for being ‘bankrupt of ideas’ to offer to Gambians, as a result, they are resorting to misinforming the public.

The Gambia is at a crucial point to chose a leader that will steer the affairs of its people for the next five years on December 4th.

Heading to the polls, Gambians are expected to make a choice deeply engraved in development to enhance growth and socio-economic conditions. Political tensions flare up as we edge closer to election date; presidential hopefuls desperately crisscrossing the length and breadth of the country canvassing for votes.

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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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