The Gambia will celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the 22nd July Revolution under the dynamic and visionary leadership of the President of the Republic, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa.
Celebrations to mark the day have begun with prayers in all mosques and churches. Arrival of invited guests will begin on Monday. A reception will be held at the Kairaba Beach Hotel on Tuesday evening.
The climax of the celebration will be a parade of school children, security forces and voluntary organisations on Wednesday morning at the Arch 22 in Banjul where President Jammeh will deliver a landmark speech. This will be followed by a state banquet in the evening to be hosted by His Excellency in honour of dignitaries at the State House Grounds. More details on the programme activites...
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"If I don't forgive then am not a good leader....I forgive because my strength lies in my believe in the Almighty Allah"
"If we don't forgive each other, then how would the Almighty Allah forgive me as a leader of this country?"
The President of the Republic, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa has declared that he has turned a new page but warned that the first person to stain the page will pay the ultimate price. President Jammeh was addressing thousands of celebrants on Wednesday afternoon at the Arch 22 in Banjul during a parade marking 21 years of the glorious July 22 Revolution, where he made a surprise pronouncement to pardon six categories of convicted prisoners who are serving jail terms ranging from murder, treason, rape, drug trafficking and arm robbery as well as Gambian dissidents living abroad, whom he said have for the past 21 years been criticising him, lied against this country and called him all sorts of names. As Muslims and as good Christians, the President said the holy Quran and the Bible taught us about forgiveness.
Statement by the President of the Republic, H.E. Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa on the eve of the 21st Anniversary of the July 22 Revolution
Since the inception of the President's Alternative Treatment Programme on the 17th day of January 2007, this laudable initiative has contributed immensely to the improvement of the health status of Gambians in particular and the human populace in general.More
2015 BUDGET FOR THE GAMBIA
Presented 19/12/2014 by Hon. Kebba S. Touray,
Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs
The Gambian National Anthem
Listen to it by clicking here For The Gambia, our homeland, we strive and work and pray,
That all may live in unity, freedom and peace each day.
Let justice guide our actions towards the common good,
And join our diverse peoples to prove man's brotherhood.
We pledge our firm allegiance, our promise we renew;
Keep us, great God of nations, to The Gambia ever true.
- Adapted from the traditional Mandinka song 'Foday Kaba Dumbuya'