The 51 year-old president, Adama Barrow was sworn at a packed stadium of supporters near the capital Banjul after few problems with his first swearing ceremony at the country’s embassy in Senegal.
Many African leaders attended the event including Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo Addo and former president John Dramani Mahama who looked very happy to have seen this day after the two helped to have successful talks with the Mr Barrow’s predecessor, Yahya Jammeh.
Mr. Barrow spoke on the need to make Gambia a right country with freedom to all citizens and also working on the country’s economic challenges, promising to attract investors.
“For 22 years, the Gambian people yearned to live in a country where our diverse tribes will be bridged by tolerance and our determination to work together for the common good,” he said. “One Gambia, one nation, one people.”
“Gambia has changed forever. The people are fully conscious that they can put a government in office as well as remove it.”
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