The new president of Democratic Republic of Congo , Felix Tshisekedi has called for national reconciliation to take the nation forward.
Tshisekedi, who succeeded Joseph Kabila in Congo’s first transfer of power via an election after 59 years of independence, said the country had long been divided, slowing down its development.
In his address, Tshisekedi called for “a reconciled Congo” following a
contentious election that saw him narrowly defeat another opposition
leader, Martin Fayulu, and Kabila’s hand-picked successor, Emmanuel
“We want to build a strong Congo, turned toward its development in
peace and security,” he said to cheers from thousands of supporters on
the lawn of the presidential palace. “A Congo for all, in which everyone
has a place.”
Today at the State House in Banjul, His Excellency, President Adama Barrow received a delegation of Senegalo Gambian Network of Women Entrepreneurs and leaders.
The delegation was at the presidency to discuss with the head of state
the challenges they are faced with in facilitating trade between the
Gambia and Senegal, and beyond.
President Barrow having keenly
listened to the concerns of the women, assured them of his government’s
support while emphasizing that, women’s advancement and empowerment are
integral to his government’s development plan, the NDP 2018-2021.
The NDP allocates a yearly budget of D5 million to an entrepreneurship fund to promote women’s economic empowerment.
“When women move forward, society moves along with them. Women are
integral to the transformation process of the new Gambia. President Sall
and I are committed to taking this Senegal-Gambia relations at all
levels,” He informed.