How to Build The Gambia launched

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

41-year-old Yahya Sillah, from Jarra Sutukung in the Lower River Region, recently launched a book tiled:  How to Build The Gambia in attaining economic super power status in Africa.

 The launch, attended by government officials as well as representatives of the private sector, was held at the Alliance Franco along Kairaba Avenue.

The first book he published in 2014, titled: Marriage and Society, centered mainly on the essence of marriage and the importance of education.

In the same year, he established his own charity called “The back to school foundation” which aimed to promote education and research in Africa.

He said the book is based on his own personal experiences of Gambia and international politics.

 It would be very useful for politicians, schools and students.

According to Mr Sillah, the information contained in the book is mainly his own opinion and is based on personal experience, but includes some sources from Gambian newspapers.

Mr Sillah said most of the information and stories in the book are short excerpts from the wider political spectrum.

 He further summarised the major political and social events which took place in The Gambia, particularly from 1994 to 2017.

This includes the rise and the fall of president Jammeh as well as the political and economic challenges facing The Gambia in the post- Jammeh era.

He also discussed why Gambians decided to let the Jammeh government rule them for more than 22 years and why Gambian’s has decided to vote him out.

Author: Abdoulie Nyockeh