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Oga explain why your country is in the doldrums. You would’ve resigned if you stand for something. Only those who stand for something fall for something!

Despite President Yahya Jammeh’s endless rhetoric of turning The Gambia into a donor country, Silicon Valley of Africa or food self-sufficient, the West African nation today ranks the 4th poorest country in the world, ahead of only Malawi, Central African Republic and Burundi. This is not Jawara’s Gambia known for being the economic hub or supermarket of the subregion, a Gambia where food poverty never existed before July 1994 when Jammeh and his thugs rewrote our country’s history.

Sadly, 11 of these poorest countries featured on the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) list are in West Africa. Disturbingly, The Gambia has been singled out for having the most flamboyant and wasteful president in Africa.

Here is the list of the poorest countries in the world as classified by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2015.

Look at the figures that speak for themselves. Let Jammeh and his gang of bandits know that they can cook figures at the Central Bank and Finance Ministry to make the economy look better but truth will always surface, no matter how long it takes. Since 1994, President Jammeh has been the only Gambian putting up enormous weight and amassing record wealth, which is why he is worth more than the State.

Now the scavengers, the griots and sycophants all over the world specially in Africa should tell us if a chief thief president displaying stolen monies in a poor country dishing out millions of $$$$$$ to foreign praise singers is acceptable to people who have conscience. You be the judge.

1 Burundi $315,2

2 République Centrafricaine $338,7

3 Malawi $352,7
4 Gambia $384,2:the Singapore, the Dubai and the Silicon valley of Africa
5 Madagascar $392,6
6 Niger $403,4
7 Libéria $469,1
8 République démocratique du Congo $478,2
9 Guinée $545,6
10 Togo $578,1
11 Guinée-Bissau $582,2: Richer than the Gambia
12 Afghanistan $614,9
13 Uganda $625,3
14 Mozambique $626,2
15 Erythrée $630,3
16 Burkina Faso $631,4
17 Mali $672,2
18 Sierra Leone $675,2
19 Ethiopia $702,1
20 Bénin $709
21 Comoros $736,8
22 Rwanda $742,9
23 Népal $751,1
24 Haiti $829,6
25 Senegal $934,6

Courtesy of Deyda Hydara

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