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‘Political impasse has affected business’, says Mor Jobe

Dec 28, 2016, 12:09 PM

Alagie Mor Mohamadan Jobe alias Mor, representative of Touba Darou Houdose and Gouiy mindi, Managing Director of MJ Finance and a prominent businessman in this country, has added his voice to the call for the outgoing president Yahya Jammeh to hand over power peacefully on January 19, 2016.

“I join several international and local organisations, eminent personalities to congratulate president-elect Adama Barrow for his December 1st 2016 election victory.

 “Gambians have spoken and their will should be respected, they have endorsed president-elect Adama Barrow as their new leader.

“Since December 9th, when President Jammeh announced his U-turn decision to reject the polls of December 1st, business activities have stalled; a wave of uncertainty and fear has traversed across the local and international business owners within the country; daily business activities have stagnated, to name but a few. All these unusual negative trends could lead to redundancy of staff and a severe downfall to our economic activities at large.”

 He said the business sector is a backbone and major revenue base of any country’s economy and The Gambia is no exception; hence if it is affected, the country’s economy will be severely affected as well.

The renowned businessman said further: “I hereby seize this opportunity to urge the outgoing president Yahya Jammeh to hand over power peacefully on the 19th January 2017, in the interest of peace Gambians are known for.”

Gambians have decided and endorsed Adama Barrow as their president, he said, adding: “The renowned religious leader, the late Serign Bamba of Touba Senegal, used to preach and pray for peace.

“He said peace is the best endowment in the world; without peace we cannot work, we cannot worship God.

“Therefore, we pray for peace and stability in a smooth transition to move the nation forward and nurture national reconciliation.

“I pray for the success of the president-elect to move the country forward.

“May Allah SWT protect and bless The Gambia!”