Source: Daily Observer
One very important thing the world must have realised now is that decades of alienation of the women folk has deprived the world of their invaluable contributions. We in The Gambia are grateful for the fact that we were among the first few to have seen the need to adjust to the inevitable. This came about as a result of the foresight and intellect demonstrated by a thoughtful government.

The Jammeh administration has for almost twenty years now done so much that it is increasingly becoming a daunting task to enumerate its achievements. But a number of the achievements registered are so compelling that we need not endeavour to explain them. This is because of their significance in terms of accelerating the development process of the nation. Efforts to empower the Gambian woman, for instance, has been a prominent feature in the development master plan of this administration, and it had been there since the early days of the revolution, with President Yahya Jammeh himself displaying a complete show of interest on the issue. In fact, the president's continued support for the cause of women in general, and Gambian women in particular, has earned him recognition as a champion of their cause, a recognition he enjoys far beyond the borders of this country.

The revelation by the vice president that a project is in the offing to empower some five million women entrepreneurs demonstrates in no uncertain terms how far this government of ours can go to meet the demands of the country's women folk.

We hope the women of the country would continue to recognise this and amalgamate further efforts to safeguarding their common good.

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