Gambian president convenes emergency meeting after loss of lives in a windstorm

Adama Barrow
President Adama Barrow

President Adama Barrow on Thursday held an emergency meeting with relevant stakeholders to assess the extent of damages following a powerful windstorm that led to the loss of lives and properties across the country Wednesday night, said the State House of The Gambia.

President Barrow in a statement expressed “sadness over the loss of lives and properties to many families and individuals following the the destruction caused by heavy rain and windstorm in different parts of the country” and extended his condolences and sympathy to the families that lost their loved ones, and all those affected throughout the country.

“As a result, The President summons an emergency meeting with all relevant stakeholders, to conduct a rapid assessment of the damages to advise the government accordingly,” the statement read.

The damages caused by the windstorm also included disruptions of electricity, water, and other services across the country, including the capital city, Banjul, and its surrounding towns. Enditem

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