President-elect Adama Barrow has invited Gambians in the diaspora to return home after he takes office to help in developing the country.
Many of the country’s wealthiest and intellectuals live outside the country and the incoming government wants them to start businesses back home.
“All Gambians in all walks of life, are encouraged to support this goal. Of our citizens in the Diaspora who are in the position and are willing to do so, are encouraged to return home, to actively participate in building the New Gambia,” said Mai Fatty. “There is sufficient place and abundant opportunities for all our citizens who are ready to work hard.”
President-elect Barrow has urged diaspora Gambians to send in the resumes. The diaspora was key in having him elected as president after they mounted fierce campaigns against Jammeh’s ruling APRC party online.
They contributed millions of dalasis to the coalition campaign to see the ouster of President Yahya Jammeh.
There has been a long migration tradition in The Gambia, where many immediately leave the country for Europe and America after high school.
Many Gambians own businesses and work in respectable institutions in America and Europe.