Few weeks after begging IMF for 10 Million Dollars handout, the Gambia’s mendacious President, Yahya Jammeh has unveiled an over ambitious and unfeasible plans to build a railway line across the length of the country linking Banjul to Koina. The President declared his mendacity during a rally at Brikama Ba, in Central River Regions of the country on Monday, May 11, as part of his countrywide tour of the Vision 2016 Rice Fields.
The fallacy bloated out of the President after his inauguration of the Soma – Basse highway in Brikama Ba, which he renamed as Y2J Highway. In the midst of the euphoric adulation, the mendacious President boasted of his too-good-to-be-true plans to build A railway line linking all major towns in the country from Banjul to Koina.
The President, who on the previous date of 10 May, lunched a scathing vitriolic attack on the country’s opposition, by calling them names and claiming that he will rule the country until Two Million Fifteen, further declared that he will in fact decide who succeeds him on the presidency. It was the closest he had got to declaring his intentions to pass his reign to his offspring.
The same Jammeh, on a visit to Armitage Senior Secondary School, on 11 May, during a night stop over at Janjanbureh, declared that from 2025, the country will not require any foreign scientists, doctors, engineers, etc. Whilst failing to realise that even the world’s most developed nations are vying to attract the world’s best brains to their shores.
It therefore begs belief that it is the same President Jammeh who claimed to have an ambitious plans of assisting the Gambia to attain a super power status come 2025. However, he hopes to achieve the same by closing his doors to the world’s best brains. Simply because as the famous quote relates: ‘no man is an island of his’; and no nation has ever been able to find everything within its shores. Unless he wants the North Korean style of super power status.
In simple terms, Yahya Jammeh cannot be taken for his words. He simply qualifies to be crowned the best lying President of the century!