“The duration of the tour is ten days and will begin on Monday July 16th and end on Wednesday, June 25th 2018,” a statement from President Barrow’s office reads. “During this period, the President will chair 44 general meetings and spot visits throughout the country. President Barrow will connect and engage firsthand with the members of the public on the government’s development blueprint – the National Development Plan, particularly the President’s priority areas. As the rains have begun, agricultural programmes geared towards food security, mechanized agriculture for local consumption and targeted exports will be discussed with farmers. It would allow the President to also listen to farmers and learn about issues impacting on crop production and animal husbandry. The President will use the opportunity to re-echo his call for social cohesion and unity in the pursuit of peace, security and socio-economic and political advancement of the country.”
The presidential delegation will use the first part of the tour to hold meetings in North Bank Region and Central River Region-North, while the rest of week one will be spent in the Upper River Region.
“Over the weekend, the delegation will stop in parts of CRR South and Lower River Region. The final leg of the tour will take place in the Greater Banjul Area with a mega meeting in the City of Banjul.”