By Amadou Jadama in URR
The leader of Gambia Moral Congress has said that no one should accept the lame excuse that Gambia lacks money to develop key sectors such as agriculture, health and education.
“There is money here; the problem is mismanagement and misallocation in the public sector,” Mai Fatty told delegates at the 3rd national congress of the GMC in Nyakoi Madina Saturday.
Mr Fatty observed that with proper management, the monies spent on purchasing expensive vehicles fed by high cost of fuel could be used to build standard hospitals capable of handling major surgeries in each region in The Gambia.
“We have to formulate public policies that would enable this country to transition from where we are to where we intend to go. That will require us to come up with with specific policies that will deal with agriculture, which include expansion and consolidation. It is not enough to give tractors alone. We have to be serious with our policies to feed this nation and to attain food security,” Fatty told delegates.
The GMC leader said any plans to improve education must deal with the foundation first which he said is weak.
“We have to get teachers properly trained because that is where the problem lies and then pay them good salaries. We have the Arabic schools, and they too have the rights to be supported by the government through budgetary allocations,” Fatty said.
Alhamudou Conteh, a senior political adviser of the party said GMC has no problem with President Adama Barrow or any other political party. He said the party will always remain a vanguard for peace and moral culture in The Gambia.
The congress was attended by Mamma Kandeh, leader of the Gambia Democratic Congress and Sering Bojang of One Gambia Association.