President Adama Barrow has been exposed beyond redemption by the Leader of Gambia’s Democratic Congress Party Mama Kandeh. The rookie Gambian President, has been accused of trafficking misleading information to the public. Kandeh, who was applauded by his supporters said, Barrow’s recent claims of his government planning to construct a multi-million dollar bridge between Banjul and Barra ferry crossing, was a propaganda to mislead the Gambian people. He accused The Gambian leader of deliberately misrepresenting the facts on the ground about the said project. Kandeh said, the Banjul/Barra bridge, was an existing project pioneered by the former Jammeh regime.
The GDC leader, addressing thousands of supporters in Foni, during a weekend political rally, said, he has the documents of the said project in the trunk of his car, and he wouldn’t mind sharing it with The Gambian public. Mr. Kandeh told his supporters that some of the bridges recently constructed up country were projects initiated by the former APRC government under the leadership of Yahya Jammeh. He said President Barrow’s government hasn’t initiated any meaningful project since they were voted into office in December of 2016.
President Adama Barrow announced the construction of a bridge between Banjul and Barra during his recently concluded tour. He said such a bridge will enhance transportation and cross border trade between Senegal and The Gambia. Though, Barrow didn’t disclose the source of the bridge funding.
Per documents obtained by the Freedom Newspaper, it was on December 12th2013, that the former Jammeh regime reached a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese company called China road and Bridge Corporation to construct railways, roads, bridges and port for The Gambia. Dredging of the entrance channel to the Banjul Seaport; Power and water generation expansion project (Coal power plant and 132 KV transmission); Construction of buildings ( Conference City and Hospitals) were also part of the project.
Kebba Satou Touray, Gambia’s former Finance and Economic Affairs Minister and Bala Garba Jahumpa, Ministers of Transports, Works, Infrastructure and National Assembly matters signed on behalf of The Gambian government, while Zhao Tongshun, signed on behalf of the President of China Road and Bridge Corporation.
Below is the Banjul/Barra bridge documents. Please read on….
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