Gambia, the truth is this.
The hands that got us here,
The hands that got our main Hospital to run out of blood $2.00 blood bags,
The hands that brought us to economic collapse,
The hands that rendered NAWEC utterly inefficient,
That hands that gave us clogged drainages and environmentally hazardous dumping sites,
The hands that enabled Jammeh to load Pickup trucks with cash from Central Bank of all places,
The selfish unpatriotic hands that got us to brink of war,
The hands that failed our Agricultural sector,
The hands that gave us dark streets at night… are still the same hands at the drivers seat.
But we said… no you cannot replace all of the same old hands. Okay… but how about replacing the rotten heads? That could send a message to the mbojo mbojo ones that things won’t be same again. That we mean Bussiness.
We never adequately did that. We let our normal lackadaisical Gambian maslaha attitude and mbokanization get in the way.
Now we they’ve all grown wings and no more cautious of their actions, knowing fully, nothing will come out of their negligence and inefficient performances.
The leadership at statehouse might have the best of intentions but it’s foolhardiness to believe that their aims and objectives will come to fruition by retaining and sometimes rewarding of the very culprits of our current dismal state of affairs.
Greatness is never achieved by living in one’s comfort zone.
Tough and harsh decisions will have to taken to rid of the cancer eating us alive.
New faces of integrity, experience, with a whole new perspective and approach towards work and professionalism is badly needed.
If that means tapping into Diaspora resources so be it. If not, there is no shortage of qualified returnees back home now that could easily take up some of these critical responsibilities.
In a nutshell, we just can’t afford to keep pounding on the same dead horse expecting a Heeehaaaa from it. It’s DEAD.
Let’s move on.