By Adama Tine
Ahmadou Kah, the deputy party leader of the opposition Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) has expressed dissatisfaction with President Adama Barrow’s speech during the State of the Nation’s Address at the National Assembly.
In an interview with Mamos Media, Kah said that he was expecting the president to give Gambians an update about the biggest cocaine seizure that was done this year but rather he provided no information as to the process and procedures regarding that particular matter which would have given Gambians the confidence on how serious his government was about the fight against drugs.
He also expressed disappointment with the president’s statement on British Petroleum (BP) saying he should have talked about the agreement The Gambia has with them and Gambia’s percentage.
The DGC deputy leader further said that he was more shocked when President Barrow talked about security. “I was expecting him to talk about the ECOMIG forces in the country. Their existence in the country is a concern to Gambians with a lot of Gambians not happy that ECOMIG is still in the country”.
According to him, President Barrow always failed to talk about the Truth Reconciliation Reparations Commission, saying Barrow was running away from mentioning important issues.
Kah said the reason most young people are taking to the ‘back-way’ journey to Europe is as a result of unemployment frustration.
“The problem why youths are going is not because they are not aware of the risk involved on the journey,” he said.
He went on to say that almost all programs implemented by the government are from grants, support and/or debt which he said could cause more problems for the country in the future.