Hamat Bah, the Minister of Tourism and Culture, has likened President Adama Barrow to Senegalese President Macky Sall and Kenyan leader Uhuru Kenyatta.

Mr Bah made the comment in Banjul at the president’s final meeting of his 30 days whistle stop tour. 

“I told you he and Uhuru Kenyatta and Macky Sall have the same system of politics. 

“When Uhuru Kenyatta started the fast rail from Nairobi to other cities, he spent over 8 billion dollars – [and] World Bank said the project cannot proceed. 

“They condemn the project but he said he will complete the project. Today the benefit that project has in Africa there is no project that has it,” Mr Bah said.

“The roads in Banjul today when President Barrow started it – World Bank and IMF said it cannot go ahead. 

“They said the Gambia government cannot pay for that project and that the project shouldn’t go ahead. 

“He [Barrow] told them the project will go ahead no matter what happens: ‘I will do it in Banjul. And Word Bank came to him and you have seen where the project is today,” he added.

Mr Bah urged Gambians to desist from “politics of insults”, saying “politics of insults ended under the government of President Barrow. 

“it‘s politics of ideas, vision and development that he has brought to the country and that’s what the Gambians have been yearning for.”

He continued: “You cannot imagine 52 years Gambians don’t have clean water to drink -you cannot imagine for 52 years since independence pregnancy becoming a condition of life and death but President Barrow has emerged from nowhere in this world to come and make a stop to that.”

He said people should allow President Barrow to do his work, adding “because he loves to develop the country to the expectation of the Gambian people”.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba 

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