of the just concluded congress of the opposition Gambia Democratic Congress
(GDC), which was held in Basse, Upper River Region have resoundingly re-elected
Mamma Kandeh to steer the affairs of the party.
Addressing party delegates, the GDC leader said that the congress marks another milestone in the history of politics, while commending representatives of other political parties and his militants for believing his party’s strength.
“GDC is highly concern about the level of human and socio economic of The Gambia. As a political party, the GDC’s missions are to train and educate generation of Gambians in an effort to build democracy and to govern the country straightly on a two term limit,” he said.
Mr. Kandeh added that GDC as the youngest political party in the country with minimum resources could provide meaningful development projects to the door-steps of Gambian. When voted in office, he said, the party will bring the required social and economic development and accelerate the transformation of the nation.
“Sixty percent of Gambians voted for change in the 2016 presidential election and the messages they sent to those responsible for the affairs of the country was very clear,” he said. “That is to empower the masses and also take the concerns of the citizens with seriousness in order to strengthen institutions that would promote good governance.”
“All decisions or policies should be made in the interest of the masses rather than in the interest of few,” he said, adding that the number of unemployment in the country particularly among the youths is alarming.
He argued that the government must create job opportunities with the view of addressing irregular migration and other social issues.
The GDC, he went on, is known for its advocacy on ‘One Gambia and One Nation Agenda,’ saying that their fundamental desire is to ensure that there is better Gambia.
“The Gambia is a young state but we are in a situation where we will no longer tolerate mediocrity, tribalism, misuse of public resources and absolute control of majority by few.”