Senior opposition member accuses Barrow of implementing Jammeh projects

Senior opposition member accuses Barrow of implementing Jammeh projects

A senior opposition figure is accusing Gambia’s President Adama Barrow of implementing projects launched by former president, Yahya Jammeh.

Barrow’s government has inaugurated a handful of projects and signed multi-million dollar energy contracts in the first 100 days of his rule.

“All I see them doing is implementing projects initiated by the former government. I wish and pray that Barrow brings developments because developments know no tribe, religion or nationality – everyone benefits,” Musa Amul Nyassi, a former Jammeh minister and senior member of the APRC said.

A new road linking to the capital to the coastal town of Bakau has been finished and commissioned by the Infrastructure Minister, Bai Lamin Jobe. The construction of the road started before Jammeh’s election defeat.

Barrow, 52 inherited an economically derailed country where power cuts are frequent. The Barrow administration has pledged to lessen the cuts and has an 18 month timeline to have it resolved.

Gambia’s needs more than $50 million to have consistent power supply as its seeks to attract foreign investors into the country. Foreign Minister Ousainou Darboe returned from Qatar, where he was charming Qatari businesses.

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