Barrow’s cabinet meeting focuses on communication, bills, ports expansion

President Barrow said his cabinet meeting is the third, although only one has been publicly known. The meeting, which was expected to have been topped by the Kanilai uproar was instead focused on communication, bills and ports project.

The cabinet, according to Mr. Barrow discussed the Continental Self and Maritime Zones Bill, addressing the energy supply needs, expansion of the Banjul Seaport, the education act, and agriculture.

The administration discussed the need to improve ferry services. The Gambia received its newest ferry, The Kunta Kinte, which will be transporting thousands a day between Banjul and Barra.

Barrow’s government has inherited a country awfully indebted and economically challenged. Former President Yahya Jammeh is accused of corruption and financial mismanagement.

Citizens have been calling on the new government to improve its communication and make available a development blueprint. President Barrow has said the blueprint is being worked on.

The European Union has pumped in at least $82 million to support and jumpstart the Gambia’s economy after months of political turmoil in hopes that it will also curb illegal migration.

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