Jul 15, 2020, 11:54 AM
Former army general, Lamin Bojang, now standard bearer of the Gambia Action Party (GAP) has been expelled from the party over the nude video scandal that went viral.
According to him, Sami District was one of the most neglected areas with regard to good roads and other developmental.
He added that this affected the lives of people within the district and led to the deaths of many referral patients before reaching Bansang hospital.
Alkalo Touray also said that the lack of development hindered education, agriculture, job opportunities for young people as well as businesses in the area for decades.
Touray said Barrow has within a short period of time brought rapid development to the district.
“For over 50 years Sami was not recognised by former presidents but Adama Barrow has raised the development standard of the district up,” he stated.
He also said that the new roads will bring rapid development in all sectors of the area as well as widen opportunities for people in the areas.
“No area will develop without good roads,” he went on, adding that the new roads have made movement of people and goods easier and cheaper.
He therefore called on natives of Sami to stand firm and rally behind President Barrow.
According to him, they will not compare any political leader to Barrow in the district, saying: “no one will leave a good fish in your hands expecting another fish in the river without a fishing net,” he said.
Alhaji Momodou Senghore, the vice chairman of Banjul Muslim Elders who had served the country in different capacities has raised concerns over hike in prices of basic essential commodities and growing crime rate in The Gambia.
Brikama Area Council (BAC) has denounced the release of a purported recommendation report on Kafuta Village Development Committee (VDC) crisis by some concerned individuals.
Lawyer Samsedeen Conteh, yesterday testifying before the TRRC through online, stated that former President Yahya Jammeh and former Central River Region’s (CRR) Governor Ganyi Touray interfered in his court cases in Janjanburreh and Banjul.