Following Monday’s incident in Faraba Bantan when two environmentalists where shot and killed by paramilitary police and dozens wounded, the National Assembly Member for Wuli West Hon: Sedia Jatta has condemn in the must strongest terms in the killing of those innocent lives in cold blood for defending the indignity of their community and the welfare of the country. He urged the general public to do something about and it needs to stop because the lands belongs to the citizens of this country they should be the collectors of the country’s wealth.
The people of this country are crying and suffering and this is rubbish and people are tired of these brutal killings it must stop right now. He added “people are killing each other in this country and people are in each other’s throats and the relevant authorities are never held responsible and this needs to stop now because enough is enough.” He stressed. He described the recent land disputes going on in the country as ‘disastrous’ adding that people are cutting each other’s throats and nothing is been done about it as if there is no authority or administration responsible.
He challenged the National Assembly select committee on land and environment to look into issue very critically because people’s lands and compounds has been taking illegally without compensation either in cash or kind. “I thought this committee would have dealt with this problems long time because it is very crucial and people are crying helplessly.”
“We have heavy responsibilities on our shoulders as Lawmakers and we should solve their problems we are their eyes, hands and ears and we must bring satisfaction to those who have elected as National Assembly Members if not we will be held responsible.”
He questioned how, why and where did the Julakay company got the authority to owned that mining area in Faraba because that the land the state should have use to generate revenue for the country but instead they closed mouth to ‘break’ and ‘butter’ and that individual is enriching himself while Gambians are wallowing in pain poverty.