ECOWAS leaders have urged African scientists to come together to develop COVID-19 cure
Speaking to journalists shortly after arriving at the Banjul International Airport from a successful ECOWAS Summit in Niger on Friday September 11, 2020, The Gambian President, Adama Barrow, said the leaders of the sub-regional bloc made an ambitious call for African scientists to develop a medication that would cure the global pandemic- Covid19.
‘’Covid19 is a big problem and has changed the way we live. COVID has enslaved everyone,’’ Barrow said.
He added that there is need for collaboration and that the leaders cannot fight alone without the support of the people they serve.
‘’We don’t have medication for COVID, so we have to respect the guidelines,” Barrow stated.
Touching on the challenging security situation in the sub-region, the president noted with great concern that what is happening in Mali, Niger and other parts of the sub-region affects the entire bloc.
‘’It’s a concern and important to The Gambia. We have to make sure The Gambia is stable and secured and our sub-region is also secured and stable.
“We cannot develop if we are not secured and stable,” he concluded.