By Binta Jaiteh
Honourable Yaya Menteng Sanyang, the National Assembly Member for Latrikunda Sabiji has claimed that the Gambia cannot progress or produce anything meaningful under the regime of President Adama Barrow, a reaction made after the revised budget that was approved by the National Assembly last week.
He further claimed and blamed the former National Assembly Members for accepting a budget from Honourable Mambureh Njie, the former Minister of Finance, knowing that the budget was false and based on unrealistic projections.
In an interview with this medium, Honorable Sanyang said “the country cannot prosper if the President doesn’t know the issues happening around him and it is unfortunate that the Gambians have such a President who is not ready to act like a President, but a puppet by economic gangsters who are destroying the country’s resources.
“Comparing and contrasting to the 22 years of Jammeh’s regime, you discover that Gambians were living in a decent life before, even robbery and rape cases were rare,” he stated and added that Barrow is clueless and he has no direction to steer the affairs of the State.
According to him, the public shouldn’t be disappointed with the members because it is exactly the quality of the NAMs they voted for based on tribe and partisan politics, adding that some members don’t know their mandates and the reason why they were elected by the Gambians.
‘’The Gambians should start coming to the Assembly to witness the proceedings of the Assembly to observe by themselves and also know the type of NAMs they voted for’’ he reiterated.
However, he said former President Yahya Jammeh acted like a President despite him being otherwise on his ruling, with further criticism that President Barrow is not ready to act. “I prefer former president Yahya Jammeh to President Adama Barrow,” he said while confessing that former President Yahya Jammeh was in control of the Government, unlike Barrow, adding that Jammeh was so emotionally attached to the welfare of the Gambians and he was generous than him, President Barrow.