It is with great sense of patriotism, humility and immense pleasure that I endorse Her Excellency Dr. Isatou Touray for the position of President of the Republic of the Gambia. For the past three decades, Dr. Touray has worked in various communities in all parts of this country seeking to change lives and livelihoods for the development of the Gambia. Through her organization, Gambia Committee for the Eradication of Harmful Traditional Practices (GAMCOTRAP), she has championed the promotion and protection of the rights of women and girls and indeed all Gambians to live in freedom and dignity. Dr. Touray possesses excellent personal and professional credentials and will add immense value to the Office of the President and will restore the reputation of the Gambia as a peace-loving society in which love, caring and sharing characterize the relationship between our ethnics groups and religions.
Isatou is a well educated and informed woman who holds a PhD in development studies with emphasis on gender from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. She also holds a chain of professional certificates and laureates of many institutions. I am proud to say that Dr Touray is honest, hard-working with heavy heart for her country and deserves to be our next president. She has all the qualifications required to be our first female president.