President Barrow’s Speech at Swearing-in of Hon Seedy Keita
President Adama Barrow today presided over the swearing-in of Hon. Seedy Keita as the new Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment.
Here is an excerpt of his statement during the ceremony.
”Honourable Keita’s appointment is prompted by his track record as a professional with a wealth of knowledge, experience and exposure, both nationally and internationally.
It is expected that all these will contribute immensely to the on-going reform and transformation of the important sector he will now lead.
It is a critical sector for development, as it has to create and maintain the necessary platforms for public-private sector interface and productivity. I congratulate Honourable Keita on his appointment and wish him success.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
This is an era of transition that calls for change in the nation. We know, however, that instituting change is never an easy task. It is bound to be resisted, but with the right approach, right policies, relevant knowledge and experience, creative thinking and bringing out the best in the people and our institutions, we can succeed and transform the country positively.
I am confident that the appointment of Honourable Keita will add value to the great work that has been going on to enhance trade and industrial development, as well as creating employment and promoting regional integration for economic growth.”