Kansala District National Assembly member has appealed to Gambians at a
cleansing and sensitisation exercise at Busumbala village on Saturday to always
try to differentiate between national development and politics in order to move
the country forward.
The activity was organised by Gambia ‘Kiling’ literally meaning in the Mandinaka language as “One Gambia” targeting reconciliation in the country following political indifference from the last presidential election.
Last month, supporters of the former ruling Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC) and those of the United Democratic Party (UDP) clashed at Busumbala that led to damage of properties and injuries.
“National development is quite different from politics. What I always advocate for in the National Assembly is how Gambians can be one people because politics is now over and now it is national development,” Mr. Nyassi who became parliamentarian under the APRC flag in the last National Assembly Election said.
He also appealed to young people to take their role in the national development so that the country can reach where it should be.
Mr. Nyassi’s counterpart and the National Assembly Member (NAM) for Kombo North, Saikouba Jarju commended the officials of Gambia Kiling for choosing his constituency for the activity. “The initiative is timely and it has helped in bringing the people of Busumala more close despite their political affiliations.
Mr. Jarju, a youth himself also appealed to the country’s young people to be mindful of the country’s security, noting that they should not allow to be used by people for their selfish ends.
Chairman of Gambia Kiling, Momodou Salieu Jallow, popularly known by his studio name DJ Bombastic thanked the people of Busumbala, adding that they need to come together to build the country.
He said politics come and go but people will always remain. “We should not allow politics to divide. We really need to learn, because during wars, the most vulnerable people are women and children. A good example in the Gambian case could be the political impasse in 2016 which triggered many people leaving the country to the boarders for their safety most of which were women and children.”
He said the purpose of establishing the organisation is to compliment government effort in its drive to unify the country and to sensitise the population on democracy.