By Ramatoulie Jawo
The National Assembly member for Foni Kansala Constituency, Honorable Almami Gibba, has accused the Gambia Government of marginalizing Foni.
“Foni has been marginalized and yet still the government is muted. They did not even have any affairs with Foni but we are telling them that we will never and ever be involved in anything that will destabilize the peace of this country. We are peaceful and we will always maintain and advocate for peace.
“That is why we petitioned the president and we have Vuvuzelas who are not even ready to talk straight to the president, calling us names. I wonder those good sons of Foni, the real sons of Foni, what have they work done in Foni or develop in Foni?” he said.
He added that the people of Foni did not hate president Barrow but are rather fighting what he called the injustice that the people of Foni have faced since 2017.
“We have to speak the truth. We are representative of the people of the Gambia. That’s why we are called National Assembly, Members. Sons of Foni are arrested and detained at the Bwiam checkpoint. They are arrested and detained at Kanilai and even in Senegal. These are evidence-based,” He said.
Honorable Gibba also highlights some of the challenges that the school-going children faced in Foni, saying; such things have never occurred in both Jawara and Jammeh’s eras.
Honorable Gibba made these remarks at the National Assembly on Thursday while contributing to the adjournment debate of the fourth Ordinary session of the sixth legislature.