The Gambia inaugurated on Monday Senegambia Bridge which links the northern and southern parts of Senegal at a ceremony attended by Gambian President Adama Barrow and Senegalese President Macky Sall.
The bridge, financed by African Development Bank (ADB), will replace ferry services that used to facilitate the movement of goods and people from one side to another who are mainly Senegalese to access Dakar and Casamance.
The Senegalese President Macky Sall said The Gambia and Senegal are one country that was divided by colonial powers.
“These two countries are the same and this bridge justifies that. We still have our Wollof, Mandingo, Jola, Fula etc as common languages,” Sall said.
For his part, President of The Gambia Adama Barrow hailed ADB for providing funding, saying it is unique step for regional integration.
“This will enable passages of goods from one end to another thus providing economic growth and development not just with Senegal but other countries in the region,” he said, hoping that the bridge would stand as a symbol of “unity, friendship and love.” Enditem