GALGA Congratulates President – Elect Barrow 


Tabokoto- The Executive and Secretariat of Gambia Association of Local Government Authorities (GALGA) congratulate Your Excellency President-Elect Adama Barrow for your election victory in the December 4th Presidential election.

Your re-election into office for the second term was a collective decision of The Gambian people to yet again offer you the responsibility to lead the country’s highest office for the development of our beloved Gambia.

As the consortium of the eight Local Government Administrations in The country, we belief in and advocate the application of the principles of good governance, free and fair distribution of development and opportunities to the people we serve and we hope that we can share the same principles together in the best interest of the Gambian people.

We and the entire Local Government Administration will continue the commitment to closely work with your government to provide the much needed development that our great nation deserves and the welfare of our people.

As you reassume the helm of leadership of the country, we pray that Allah in His infinite power and supremacy continue to guide and protect you and your government in leading this country on the right path.

We would also like to congratulate and thank The Gambian people for conducting the 4th December election in the most peaceful manner which is now earning the country an enviable reputation in the world.

We affirm, Your Excellency, our and the entire Local Government Administration most humble and dedicated commitment to continue delivering life-changing development to The Gambian population. 

While we maintain commitment to the strategic development interest of The Gambia, please accept our highest assurances at all time.

Hon. Landing B Sanneh    


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Sainey M.K. Marenah
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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