The Gambia will enjoy the full support of the United Nations in peace-building and institutional reforms, the special representative of the UN secretary-general in West Africa and Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has said.
He said Gambia’s peaceful transition from the “scary” December 2016 elections is a victory for the United Nations.
“You can continue to count on the support of the peace-building commission, right from the UN secretary-general himself. We are there with you in support of your effort to build the new Gambia,” he said during a courtesy call Tuesday on Gambian president Adama Barrow in Banjul.
The Gambian leader, on his part, said that without peace, his administration could not succeed.
“Without stability, we cannot move this country forward. My government has provided the political will to build a strong foundation for democracy and we are committed to strengthening the judiciary,” Barrow said.
Chambas was in Banjul after attending the official launch of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) on Monday, a commission tasked to probe into human atrocities under the former government of Yahya Jammeh.
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