By: State House Communications Team

His Excellency, President Adama Barrow told the people of Lower and Upper Nuimi and Jokadu that under his leadership, his administration will continue to empower the youths through the fisheries sector. He told a gathering at Ndungu Charreh in Lower Nuimi District that government has endorsed a $50M project for the fisheries sector. The project will train youths, provide fishing boats and build storage facilities.

On his health policy, President Barrow disclosed that the government will roll out a National Health Insurance programme in 2022 to ensure affordable access to health care services.
He also reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to the provision of salaries for Village heads effective January 2022.
The Niumi districts and Jokadu, under the Barrow administration, benefitted from improved road infrastructure such as the Hakalang road, tractors to boost agricultural production, ambulances and availability of safe drinking water through an intervention that established up to 15 boreholes in the district.
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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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