As the Gambia remains unstable, following dictator Yahya Jammeh’s electoral coup against President elect Barrow’s electoral victory, western tourists on holidays in the West African country, have started leaving the country, Freedom Radio Gambia can reveal. Hundreds of tourists were seen at the airport last night boarding planes to their respective countries. The situation is tense in Banjul. Armed soldiers could be seen patrolling the streets.
Tourism is the backbone of Gambia’s economy. Rebel Jammeh’s attempts to subvert the wishes and aspirations of the Gambian people will no doubt have an adverse effect on the already dead economy. Many hotels here in Banjul are empty. Many hotel workers would be laid off because of the mounting political uncertainty in the country.
Some western governments have issued travel advise for their citizens to leave the Gambia—in view of dictator Jammeh’s move to clinch onto power illegitimately. Jammeh lacks the legtimacy to rule The Gambia. President elect Barrow is the legitmate President of The Gambia. He won the elections.
The US, and the British governments have since urged Jammeh to step aside or risked facing reprehensible consequences for his electoral coup. Senegal, has called for regional intervention to send Jammeh packing.
WRITTEN BY AN EDITOR