leader of the opposition Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC), Mamma Kandeh, on
Thursday morning visited the Mile II Central Prison in Banjul.
The Party Youth Mobiliser, MC Cham, said the visit of the GDC leader was to see for him and get first hand information on the prison conditions and the alleged situation of the prisoners.
Kandeh, he added, was received with open arms and was given a warm welcome by the prison administration. However, he was asked to officially write to the minister of the Interior to request permission to visit the prisoners.
“The GDC leader made this move in order to assess the prison conditions and hear from the inmates with a view to know their problems and needs.”
Cham told our reporter that Kandeh intends to engage the government to speedy its prison reforms and improve on the conditions of the inmates.