Mama Kandeh, leader of the opposition Gambia Moral Congress, has criticised President Adama Barrow over the “unsuccessful” summit of the Organisation of Islamic Corporation (OIC) held recently in Banjul.

Speaking at a political rally at Dobo in North Bank Region, Kandeh asked Barrow to explain to Gambians what was responsible for the failure of the summit after eight years of preparation. 

“I want to ask President Barrow whether what we expected in the OIC summit had been achieved or not? I want him to tell us whether he is satisfied with how the country hosted the summit. 

“Mr President, what’s the reason responsible for the OIC to fail? Because your administration has been preparing for it for years, and you have ministers assigned to take up responsibilities to executing the projects. But your administration failed in completing the road projects, building hotels meant to host delegates attending the summit,” he said.

Kandeh added: “The infrastructural development projects including roads and electricity projects sponsored by the OIC are not completed. So, where are those of your cabinet ministers assigned to run these sectors? Why did your administration fail to build hotels for the OIC and complete all the projects?”

The government of Barrow has come under 

criticism from sections of society including opposition figures for hosting what they described as a “failed” OIC summit in Banjul.

The summit only attracted six leaders after several high profile heads of states failed to attend as the country didn’t have a five star hotel to accommodate them and their delegates. 

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Please disable your adblocker and support our journalism. Thank you.