Kiang Constituencies Appeal for Recreational, Agricultural Facilities, Others

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By Makutu Manneh

The People of the Kiang Central, East, and West have appealed for recreational and agricultural facilities to improve the livelihood and welfare of their residents.

They expressed their concerns to Gambia’s President Adama Barrow as he continues his Constitutional mandatory Meet the People nationwide Tour.   

As earlier raised by the people living in Jarra East, Central, and West, the people of Kiang had also joined to echo similar problems such as water, gardens, skill centers, roads, electricity, and official vehicles for the police attached to that area. 

A meeting was held at Kwinella for these three constituencies of Kiang.

Speaking at the meeting, the National Assembly Member for Kiang Central, Yunusa N. Bah, urged the president to help their youth with skill centers.

He said with skill centers in their communities they will be able to reduce the number of youths embarking on irregular migration, commonly known as the ‘backway.’  

Honourable Bah also asked the president to provide them with farming tools.

Mr Lamin Sanyang, the Seyfo of Kiang Central, said their borehole has an issue and water has become a challenge. He called on the president to help them solve that problem. 

Sanyang also informed the president and his delegates that their police are helping them a lot but their movement is limited due to lack of mobility. 

“The police do not have any mobility, not even a bicycle. They are trying a lot but their movement is limited,” he said.

One Ndey, speaking on behalf of the women, called on the president to assist the women with gardens, boreholes, and a conference center. 

Responding to the people of Kiang, President Adama Barrow promised them that they would have electricity because he knew that electricity would change the lives of communities. 

He continued to promise the youth a job in Saudi Arabia, advising them to stop irregular migration. 

“I have talked with Saudi Arabia and will be sending the youth there to work. This will benefit us,” President Barrow said.

“I want the youth to get up and work, if you want something you work for it.”

He advised parents to stop giving their children money or supporting them to go through irregular migration. 

President Barrow added that irregular migration will not solve the problem of the country.