EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: Gambia’s vice president has called in the country’s people to come together and work towards rebuilding the country, saying it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that dictatorship and a regime like that of the former president never happens in the country again.
”Be assured that our government and that of Jammeh will never be the same. We are different and in President Barrow, we have a leader who respects human rights. Infact, these are your inalieanable rights and no one can take them away from you,” Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang said while addressing people at former President Jammeh victims center at Kotu.
Madam Jallow-Tambajang said her decision to resign from the Jammeh-led government in 1996 followed a confrontation she had with him (Jammeh) who was hellbent on executing inmates who were wrongly jailed at the state central prison.
”I gave him a timeline that by 4pm today you must make up your mind to either forget executing them or else i am leaving your government. He didn’t even say a word but only ignored me. After 4pm, i realized that he was not ready to change his mind so i left and since then i have been on the opposing side because its ungodly to treat your fellow human being unjustly”.
The victims centre was established by victims of the former government. It is led by former President Jammeh’s one-time information minister Dr. Amadou Scattred Janneh.
Gambians and families who underwent serious human violations and abuses by the former government and its security agents came together to establish the centre in their bid to get justice.