Secretary General & Party Leader
United Democratic Party (UDP)
Subject- Election of newly constituted National Executive of United Democratic Party (UDP)
On behalf of the general members and Executive Committee of UDP UK Chapter, I wish to congratulate all those elected to the National Executive of UDP for a new two-year term, under your dynamic and steadfast leadership. Whilst we sincerely welcome election of all those dedicated officials, we are delighted to see two formidable members affiliated with our Chapter in the persons of Mr Jai Paul Thakur elected as Deputy Administrative Secretary External Affairs and Mr Yankuba Darboe, a member of our Advisory Team elected as Deputy Administrative Secretary for Media and Communication. We are confident that their addition to the team will be of immense value to the realisation of our shared goal.
My sincere appreciation and gratitude go to distinguished delegates from the length and breadth of the country, Lord Mayor Talib Bensouda and his entire team of KanifingMunicipal Council (KMC) and organising committee for their collective selfless efforts in making Congress 2020 a resounding success to the joy of thousands of our Party members and sympathisers. From the onset, the event had hallmarks of an excellent structure which couldn’t have come without determination, tenacity of delegates and members of the organising committee.
At the level of the UDP UK Chapter, we have noted with keen interest five-month policy agenda you outlined during your acceptance speech. The announcement you made that a UDP Government would commit itself to the Maputo declaration on Agriculture i.e contributing 10% of national budget to this key sector is a welcome news, given the importance this sector provides in terms of gainful employment for majority of Gambians and overall economic development. Similarly, welcoming are pronouncements that a UDP Government would put in place functional Youth and Educational Policies to realign them to our national developmental aspirations. Revamping these sectors is what majority of our citizens have been yearning for from independence. We’re confident that those dreams would be realised under your honest and dedicated leadership.
To conclude, I wish to assure you of willingness and determination of our Chapter to work diligently with the newly elected National Executive to ensure our shared objective of winning Presidential Elections on Dec.4th 2021 is attained. The Congress has set the stage for us to redouble our efforts towards the roadmap to 2021. God Willing, under your great leadership, we will triumph. God bless UDP and Republic of The Gambia.
UDP UK Chapter