Jammeh government destroying the future leaders of Gambia, says UDP leader

OJ and Ousainou followed by huge
crowd at Buffer Zone

Picture: Kibaaro News

By Baboucarr Ceesay

Leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Ousainou Darboe said Yahya Jammeh government is destroying the future leaders of The Gambia as he failed to create job opportunities for youths and instead concentrating on his selfish interest.

Ousainou was addressing a rally at Buffer Zone in Tallinding, Kanifing Municipality and Brikama, West Coast Region organised by three Gambian opposition parties, United Democratic Party (UDP), People’s Progressive Party (PPP), and Gambia Moral Congress Party (GMC) on December 14 and 15 respectively.
The parties who come together under Gambia United for Change (GUC) want to get President Yahya Jammeh out power through the ballot in 2016 presidential election.

Gambians want decent life
The leader of the leading opposition party said Gambians want to live in a descent society where rule of law and democracy flourish, calling on Gambians of all walks of life; including trade unionists, women groups, farmers associations and journalists to join the band wagon for change.

He said there is flourishing unemployment in the country which is compelling young people in The Gambia to adventure in the perilous journey to Europe, which is locally dubbed as “back way”.

“It is pathetic that many young people are still dependent on their parents instead of lending them a hand to alleviate their poverty due to lack of employment”, said Ousainou.

He asked President Jammeh about his request of 10 million dollars from the government of Taiwan in January which the Taiwan foreign minister said was rejected, as it violated their foreign aid policy, according to Taipei Times.

The lawyer com politician said the Gambian president justified the break up of Gambia and Taiwan’s diplomatic relations as in the Gambia’s national interests.

He said Jammeh believes that China could help his government realize his Vision 2020 goals and decided to make an undiplomatic decision which surprised Taiwanese officials. Darboe said Gambians cannot continue living in an environment where impunity is the order of the day.

(Photo: Kibaaro News)

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