Pa, I read your piece on OJ’s opinion about the state of the country and Tangara’s appointment as Foreign Minister.. A well written summary!
O.J. is 100 % right. Barrow’s government has betrayed the hopes and expectations of Gambians.
Furthermore, President Barrow has promoted nepotism at the expense of merit. Appointing
Ambassador Tangara Foreign Minister is an insult to Ministry of Foreign Affairs staff , the many Gambian intellectuals who fought for years for Jammeh’s exit and can assume the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The saddest part in all of this is Tangara has been rumored to play a role in the latest government
Reshuffle. An audio is going around in social media alleging Tangara reported to The President some information that led to the sacking of Ms. Tambajang as Vice President . Whether or not that is true, there is a huge problem in appointing Tangara as a Minister of Foreign Affairs and Gambians abroad. He just does not deserve it because of his long standing with dictator Jammeh and his lack of charisma. He did not leave President Jammeh until after the boat started sinking. Tangara defended Jammeh regime in the international community for years . No Gambian can see what Tangara has ever done for the Gambian population.
The Gambian Mission at The U.N is marred by scandals . Tangara will not have any legitimacy in in the eyes of MOFA -GA staff . A lot of money generated by the issuance of visas at the Gambian U.N Mission has been embezzled. Both Tangara and his non-gambian secretary know very well what has been happening for years. Instead of being punished for mismanagement, Tangara is being rewarded for allegedly snitching on the VP.
This government has disappointed most of us, including hard-working civil servants and don’t be surprised to see a lot of leaks in the upcoming weeks, and months.
I am calling upon all Gambians to care about our country and not to despair. We can still change the state of affairs in a peaceful and democratic manner .
Written By Ousman Sanneh
Credits: FREEDOM NEWSPAPER