Source: www.africanakua.com | Suma Jadama, The Gambia
The president of the republic of the Gambia HE Adama Barrow on Friday presided over the inauguration of the Saudi government funded two kilometer Brikama-Banjulanding highway leading to the state intelligence academy in Banjulanding.
The inaugural ceremony of the newly built road called REYAD road was graced by Cabinet Ministers, delegation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, representatives from different Security Agencies and scores of participants from far and near.
In his inaugural address President Adama Barrow highly commended the government of Saudi Arabia for the construction of the two kilometer road in Banjulanding which he earmarked to enhance the movement of people goods, and services within Banjulanding and beyond.
The road erected with street lights stretching from Brikama-Banjulanding highway to State Intelligence Services (SIS) Academy according to president Barrow will be extended to the main coastal road high to further ease the provision of accessible socioeconomic services to inhabitants and businesses in the area while urging motorists and residents to maintain safety while using the road.
The director general SIS, Ousman Sowe, said his agency’s partnership with government of Saudi Arabia is going a long way in providing additional infrastructural development in the country.
He added that his office is currently executing quality services delivery in the vulnerable communities across the nation.
Head of Saudi delegation in the Gambia HE Muhammed Al-Yusuf explained that the two kilometer road is constructed through a bilateral relations between Reyad and Banjul as well assured Gambians of his government’s continues support in the areas of investment, security and socioeconomic projects.
Representative of the Gai Construction, Hadim Gaye, said his company has successfully constructed a two kilometer road with culverts, water drains and streetlights as enshrined in the contract agreement.
The Alkalo of Banjulanding and the national assembly member Busumbala constituency Momodou Jarju and Saikouba Jarju respectively commended government and partners for the gesture while lamenting some of the challenges relating to the dispensation of healthcare in the areas.
Meanwhile, President Barrow has also joined scores of Muslims in observance of the first Friday sermon and prayers at the newly built mosque courtesy of Saudi government at SIS academy in Banjulanding where the sermon of Imam Yahya Bah centred on nurturing and preaching of peace, stability and good neighbourliness.