By Omar Bah The Gambia Democratic Congress candidate for Jeshwang Constituency Modou Cham has told The Standard yesterday that his first priority will be education, the vulnerable in society, especially persons with disability. He said his survey in the constituency indicated that persons with disability do not enjoy the needed support and, if elected in the upcoming parliamentary poll, will change all that for his people. Cham also promised to tackle the high unemployment in the constituency. “When you look at our constituency, there are a lot of things to be done including providing jobs. As MP, I can lobby to get the needed jobs for the people,” he said. He said he would campaign for the transformation of the country’s education system to ensure that the country produce job creators and job seekers. He said: “Over the years children are failing the examination and nothing has been done. What we need to do is to put in place an after-school session, identify the children who lack certain basic things and through that we will improve whatever they are doing in school”. He promised to work with the assembly and other stakeholders to enhance the infrastructure in the constituency. “These include employment for the youth, education, roads, drainage and health. I will also like to call on the women in the constituency to rally behind me. I know their problem and I believe I can solve it,” he noted. He appealed to women, saying he will strive to “upgrade the position of women across the political system, including executive and legislative positions.” The GDC youth Mobiliser also entreated other political parties to ensure that peace prevails before, during and after the election.]]>
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