The leader of the Gambia Democratic Congress Mama kandeh has been in Foni Bintang to revive the Party’s spirit and strengthen the support he has in the area. The GDC received a rousing welcome from what observers regard as a massive show of moral and political support expressed by the people of Katakorr village in Foni Bintang.
The Party is concentrating its efforts in moving ahead to increase its support base by leaps and bounds across the country. The GDC Party leader Mama Kandeh made a huge impression on the people of the area as he addressed the very issues that confront them. Kandeh revealed that President Adama Barrow cannot give himself credit by saying that he will build the Banjul/Barra as if this was conceived by his government. “It is sheer propaganda and misleading as well,” Kandeh said. This Bridge project was already a done deal under former President Jammeh. Kandeh said President Barrow’s announcement which was made during his recent meet the people tour baffled a lot of people who served in the former regime. “Most of what he is claiming to achieve were projects initiated by the former president” Kandeh revealed.
The GDC leader claimed that he has documents relating to an MOU dated 12th December, between the Gambia government and China Road and Bridge Corporation to construct infrastructures such as bridges roads, the port of Banjul and railways. Former Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Kebba Touray and Minister of transport, Works, Infrastructure and National Assembly Matters Bala Garba Jahumpa signed on behalf of The Gambian government, while Zhao Tongshun, signed on behalf of the president of China Road and Bridge Corporation. The project also included the dredging of the entrance channel to the Banjul Seaport; Power and water generation expansion project, construction of buildings such as the ongoing conference center and the offices of the Ministry of Foreign affairs. At the meeting The GDC leader pledged to assist the people of Katakorr in their endeavours to achieve sustainable development and later gave materials to fence a plot of land where the villagers carry out farming and horticulture. He also made a donation of D50, 000 to the village hospital.