Vice President Alieu Badara Joof urged the new cabinet to work as a team to meet the expectations of Gambians.
“Let us work as a team to advance the development agenda of this country. To meet the expectation of the person who appointed us to these positions. And by extension to meet the expectations of the Gambian people. They expected us to develop the country,” Vice President Joof told cabinet members at State House.
According to him, their appointment to the cabinet is privileged, but added that: “it is not motivated by privileges.
“She is and should be driven by performance, results, delivery and development. To do this, we have to work as a team and work as a team, we have to consult, we have to coordinate, we have to cooperate, we have to dialogue. So it’s important that we work as a team, we work in a group, hence the name firm, that’s a family, he added.
According to him, the recent election is a turning point in Gambian history saying “we cannot afford to fail. There are pressing challenges that we are facing recently.
“One is the rising cost of living crisis and I would challenge the Minister of Finance, the Governor of the Central Bank, the new Minister of Commerce, the GRA [Gambia Revenue Authority] people gather [and] working with the chamber of commerce and the business community to see how we could mitigate this difficult time,” he said.
He urged the new cabinet to honestly work together through collaboration and consultation to bring about development.
Meanwhile, he said: “There are some pressing challenges that we have been facing recently. One is the rising cost of living crisis. And I would challenge the Minister of Finance, the Governor of the Central Bank, the new Minister of Commerce, the GRA to come together, to work with the Chamber of Commerce and the business community to see how we can mitigate this difficult period “said the vice president. said the president.
He said addressing these “urgent challenges” would make the country safe for everyone, safe for investment and safe for tourism.