By Ramatoulie jawo
Independent candidate Essa Mbaye Faal on Wednesday unveiled his manifesto aimed at creating a transformational agenda for The Gambians, when elected as President in the December polls.
The document, among others, aims to fight ‘endemic’ corruption; revive the economy elevate; education standards; put in place ‘appropriate’ infrastructure transformation; empower youth; transform the agriculture sector; revive the healthcare system; information & communication technology; empower women; engage diaspora; and protect the environment.
Speaking at the event, Essa Mbaye Faal said The Gambia needs an Action a Blueprint for development than ‘another long and convoluted’ policy document.
“The Gambia is not in need of yet another long and convoluted policy document, we have many of these. Our country is in need of an Action Plan, a Blueprint for development. Team Essa Mbye Faal offers The Gambia a practical Action Plan for National Turn Around. In its honesty, simplicity and ambition, every Gambian can play a practical role in our Action Plan for National Turn Around, whilst equally delivering a framework by which to hold us to account,” he said.
The former TRRC lead counsel added: “My first 30 days in government shall lay the foundation for a ‘new Gambia’, anchored on the unbending principles and values of transparency, human rights and rule according to law.
Faal declared his commitment and promise to transition the country to a ‘new’ democratic Gambia where the Law would be the Queen of his government.
He further promised to consolidate the gains made by the Gambian in 2016 to: expedite the enactment of Anti-Corruption Bill; reinstate the Draft Constitution 2020; expedite the enactment of the Elections Bill 2020; accept and implement recommendations and findings of the TRRC; review the findings and recommendations of the Security Sector Reform; establish a prisons taskforce to undertake a comprehensive review of prison conditions; and establish a hospital taskforce to undertake a comprehensive review on the state of all facilities across the country; among others.
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