re-elected leader of The Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC), Mamma Kandeh, has
said that there is high level of corruption that grips The Gambia, and that
everybody is aware of.
He was speaking recently during the GDC’s congress held in Basse, Upper River Region.
“As a party, we have talked about corruption and there is no Gambian who is not aware of the level of corruption in the country; from the misuse of funds and unnecessary travels,” Mr. Kandeh said. “We have seen the president misusing the funds by traveling with private jets and many other unnecessary things.”
He said as a party (GDC), since they are talking about corruption, they will set a better example when they get to the office.
He added that GDC is not power hungry, but as citizens they want to contribute their quota to national development, which he said they are doing every day.
“GDC believes that we can change the narrative in the conduct of our national politic to demonstrate the fact that politics is not about lying or a means by which elected officials can enrich themselves,” Kandeh argued.
He explained that serving the country is not about politics, instead is about competence, commitment and how much one is dedicated to serve their nation. He added that all the members of the political parties are citizens of the country, and that nothing can stop him if he becomes the president of The Gambia to employ somebody who has worked with Ousainou Darboe or Adama Barrow.
“GDC is a united, tolerant and development oriented party,” he stated. “We established the party with the belief that politics is clean and honourable, which we can conduct our politics without resorting to character assassinations, sectionalism, tribalism and without making things that can rout our people.”
He said GDC holds the profound belief that The Gambia can develop into a culturally and economically strong country under a GDC led government.
“We will eradicate poverty, create jobs and reform our health, agriculture, education and fisheries sectors when we are elected into office,” he said.