Mama Kandeh, Party Leader Of the Gambia Democratic Congress
By Ramatoulie Jawo
Honorable Mama Kandeh, leader of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC), has proposed that President Adama Barrow include all political parties in his “Meet the People” tour, citing its constitutional obligation rather than a political agenda.
Kandeh made these remarks during the president’s National Dialogue with party leaders on Monday at the State House.
“I want to propose to you, Mr President, that the meet people tour is a constitutional mandate. It is a requirement to invite all the political party leaders, it is not a political tour. Therefore, invite all political party leaders. Let us be there together and the whole world will see that we are one people in this vein, we will do away with politics of haters, politics of tribalism, and politics of religion,” he said.
Highlighting the myriad challenges facing the nation, Kandeh called for open discussions and collaboration among parties to address them effectively. He stressed the need for a unified approach to national issues, urging leaders to pool their ideas for the betterment of the Gambia.
Expressing gratitude for the opportunity to engage in dialogue, Kandeh described the meeting as a significant step towards national unity. He thanked President Barrow for convening the gathering, underscoring the importance of collective participation in matters of national interest.
“This is the Gambia that we want to see. This is the Gambia that we want our future leaders of this country to emulate. I believe when it’s an issue of national interest, everyone will have the time to contribute. We are here as one people. There cannot be hatred among us and there cannot be war among us,” he expressed.