Most educated women have been active onlookers of the political arena of our nation for many decades. Over the recent history of the Gambia, citizens have overcome the myths about womanhood and realize that indeed as equal citizens women have responsibility to salvage the country from its current state of affairs. The emergence of Dr. Isatou Touray as Independent Presidential Candidate for the 2016 election is to take up the moral responsibility to safe the country from the need of leadership and direction. Dr. Touray is inspired and motivated by Gambians from different political and religious persuasions, their desire for change in the face of immense economic hardship, restrictions on our fundamental freedom and personal liberty. It is in context that Dr. Isatou Touray is sponsored by individual Gambians who believe that it is possible to have non-violent change through the democratic process to have a better Gambia.
As an Independent Presidential Candidate, Dr. Touray has the belief and conviction that we can bring about change for a better Gambia by directing our efforts and political capital towards one end – the singular pragmatic goal of ushering in a new and third republic that brings progress by building strong democratic instruments and institutions, repealing the obnoxious laws that restrict our freedom and liberty, building a strong economy, and levelling the political playing field for all political parties, so that the sovereign will of Gambians will always prevail in their choice of leadership.
Concerned with the predicaments of the young people, she feels it is time to salvage the current situation they find themselves and forge a new and promising direction to bring hope and fruitfulness to their lives as the leaders to be.
Dr. Isatou Touray is cognizant of the compelling need to come together as one in the symbol of the broom that serves as the emblem of her campaign. Dr. Touray believes that “We are Stronger Together for a Better Gambia,” and that Gambians should not miss opportunity of history in the making to nurture a democratic culture in The Gambia. As Gambians we are possessed by our individuality, but bound together in the spirit of unity and focused on one goal to bring change for progress in the Gambia.
According to Dr. Isatou Touray, Gambians have the ability to change our condition as a nation if we see ourselves in a bigger picture of The Gambia First, because we are part of the Gambia, no matter what gender, religion or ethnic groups we belong to. Our Diversity is our Beauty and Strength as Gambians.
Dr. Isatou Touray was born on the 17th March 1955 at the Royal Victoria Hospital and raised in a working-class home at 44 Grant Street in Banjul, The Gambia. Her father, Sunkaru Jarra, was born and raised in Kaur Janneh Kunda and her mother Haddy Konteh a native of Bundungka Kunda. She is married to Dr Alhagie A.M Touray a native of Kartong and they have four children.
For Further Information, Contact:
Amie Bojang-Sissoho Campaign Team Manager and Convenor of the Event
Dr. Isatou Touray, Independent Presidential Candidate Campaign 2016
Tel: 00-220- 7272344 or 00- 220-3344487