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Ex-finance Minister Assures UDP Gov’t Won’t Employ Semi-illiterate Advisers

Amadou Sanneh
Ex Finance Minister


By Buba Gagigo

Former Finance and Economic Affairs Minister under President Adama Barrow has assured that the United Democratic Party [UDP] government will not employ semi-illiterates as advisers upon victory in the December 4 presidential poll.

Amadou Sanneh made the assurance at a UDP rally held in Njaba Kunda on Saturday; while critiquing his former boss [President Barrow] for appointing as advisers people he [Sanneh] described as ‘semi illiterates and a runaway Marabout’.

“I understand one of the advisers stopped at grade 6, whilst the other one was a Marabout in Europe,” he alleged without specific mention of names in Eyeafrica TV footage.

Sanneh used the occasion as an opportunity to call on the people of Central Badibou District to register to get their voters’ cards and vote out Barrow in the December polls.

On the recent launch of the 50 tractors by the Barrow Government, the ex-minister disputed the cost of the said farm implements announced by the government, saying it ‘was over estimated’.

“If you go to the internet and search the actual price of those tractors, the price will be lesser compared to the initial price announced by them,” Sanneh said.

Amadou Sanneh is a trained Gambian accountant and a politician who served as Accountant General of the Gambia for some time.  He also served as the Finance and Economic Affairs Minister under President Adama Barrow from 1st February 2017 to 15th March 2019. He also served as the national treasurer of the UDP. Sanneh was sentenced to five years imprisonment in December 2013 for his role in supporting an asylum application. He was released by presidential pardon on 30 January 2017 by President Barrow.


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