The Gambia government’s refusal to address the concerns of the Kartong youths as evidenced in this reply from the National Environment Agency. The agency officials have demonstrated hypocrisy when they failed to refer the concerned youths to the government institution or department. Instead the youths were only informed that the agency is not responsible for sand mining activities, leaving Habibou Touray and co in total confusion and betrayal. One expects a responsible government to listen to the concerns of their people, especially the youths. Any attempt to shut down concerned citizens results to confusion, bad blood or chaos that happened in the coastal town of Kartong where the youths protested against mining that has left colossal damage to their environment.

 

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