Halifa Sallah Exposes the Indebtedness of the Government
Sallah the Secretary General of PDOIS, which together with NRP, GPDP
and NADD support the Indpendent presidential candidate Hamat N.K Bah on
Wednesday 16th November 2011 vowed to give full support to their
Halifa Sallah indicated these words at a meeting held at the Dippa Kunda
Five Junction attended by a great number of youths who are coming to
have their first experience in making a decision in this coming
Addressing the audience who come from different areas and who took their
time to come to listen to the words of wisdom by their mentor.
Mr. Sallah first analysed the value of a human being and human life,
explaining that is painful to live in this world while living in abject
He noted that if one does not understand what he/ she is, then
you will never know and understand what you actually own. Mr. Sallah
explained how the current regime of the APRC destroyed the Gambian
economy, noting that Gambians from all corners should be ready to unseat
the Government of President Jammeh.
He talked about the accumulated debt amounting to 466 million that was
unreasonably consumed by the APRC regime urging everyone to put a stop
Halifa said the APRC Government owes the local Banks 9 Billion dalasi
indicating that this must be paid the Gambian Citizens. One of the key
figures of the United Front noted that the Coastal Road built by the
APRC Regime is all done out of huge debts amounting to 112 million
dalasis notwithstanding the National Television GRTS which is also a
huge debt. He said the Gambia is described by experts as one of the
heavily indebted poor countries whenever analyses are been made.
He said our overall debt amounts to 22,000 million. He also explained
how the United Front (UF) will manage the affairs of this country if
they are voted in or given the mandate to hold office, noting that
people should always know what actually goes in and out of their dear
Mr. Sallah also dealt with the infamous illegal migration to Europe,
experienced by our young youths and the main reasons as to why they
embark on such destructive roads. He said the prison condition is a
clear manifestation of the height of injustice in this country.
On the issue of employment prospects, Sallah indicated that over 300,000
children graduate from school every twelve years. But he asked
rhetorically how we expect all these people to be meaningfully employed
as civil servants of this country. He then emphasised that the time has
come for the people to know the importance of voting. Mr. Sallah noted
that if they are entrusted to oversee the affairs of this country, they
will deliver as is expected by the people of this country.
Next to speak was the Veteran Politicians Mr. Henry Gomez who coined the
Mandinka slogan “Moobeye ballu”. Henry said it is clearly manifested
that the Gambian people are currently living in hell, adding that the
responsibility for us to stop this kind of inhuman survival is only to
go and vote massively for the United Front. He said it is difficult to
survive under the reigns of President Jammeh indicating that a President
who claims to know all will never allow people to develop under his
Mr. Gomez described the fear instilled in the minds of the people of
this country as unacceptable. He said if the President can throw
biscuits on the streets resulting to death, then whoever should think of
voting for that President is supporting such practice.
He said if the President should stand and declare that he is not going
campaign but fails to do so, that clearly shows that he is weak. He said
all that they need from the citizens of this country is to go out on
the 24th of November and cast their votes for the United Front as it the
only alliance that is really out to solve the problems of this country.
Other speakers in the line up included Madam Ya Ndumbeh Njie, Mr. Samba
Baldeh one of the militant of the United Front, Saikou Nyassi also a
member of the Front, Ousman Sillah also a strong militant of the Front,
Aunty Amie Sillah one of the big wings and one Yahya Drammeh who spoke
on behalf of the youths of Dippa Kunda all expressed similar views.