Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow is expected to arrive in the country later today, to take up his rightful role as president of the republic.
This is according to a senior aide who told the Reuters news agency that the newly elected leader will arrive in Banjul at around 4 pm local time.
Among his top priorities when he arrives, is the economy, promising to create new jobs as part of a road map that will lead to the country’s recovery.
He has promised to revive Gambia’s relationship with China, in a bid to open up trade relations between the two countries.
Barrow who recently appointed Fatoumata Tambajang as the new Vice President, will also be tasked with the formation of a new cabinet.
The former businessman has been busy appointing members of his new government and working with Senegalese authorities to repatriate Gambian refugees.
While speaking to the International Business Times, the 51 year-old leader said he expects a triumphant welcome when he returns to start rebuilding his country.
He faces tough tasks ahead, among them stabilizing The Gambia and reconciling the population’s desire for justice for alleged abuses committed by the former regime of Yahya Jammeh’s while maintaining peace.