Did Great Britain Suspends Budget Support & Aid Funding For the Gambia?

  • 18th December 2018
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Did Great Britain Suspends Budget Support & Aid Funding For the Gambia?

Alagi Yorro Jallow, freedomnewspaper.com
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The United Kingdom of Great Britain has been the Gambia’s all-weather friend since Independence and has provided budget support and British Development Aid for many years until the reign of Yahya Jammeh when bilateral and public diplomacy [JB emphasis] severed, largely on symbolic gesture, then Yahya Jammeh’s decision to pull the Gambia out of the Commonwealth, accusing it interfering in Gambia’s domestic affairs and “unfair and unjust” treatment, branding it a “neo- colonial institution” reached at their lowest point ever.
Now the Gambia government and the Department for International Development (DFID) can neither confirm nor deny after several attempts to contact them via email and telephone that Great Britain have frozen aid funding to the Gambia, amounting to that of $4.3million (£3.3million) meant for Education, Health and nutrition, as well as the Social Cash transfer which benefit a lot of poor families had gone missing on account of corruption and poor attitude to public accountability in the current administration. on symbolic gesture, then Yahya Jammeh’s decision to pull the Gambia out of the Commonwealth, accusing it interfering in Gambia’s domestic affairs and “unfair and unjust” treatment, branding it a “neo- colonial institution” reached at their lowest point ever.
In the year, 2016 since the world marveled at the fall of dictator Yahya Jammeh, the new government of Adam Barrow began the readmission process and rejoined the Commonwealth family and the international community, almost five years after leaving the organization. President Barrow restored full diplomatic relations, resurrect the country’s foreign policy and regain its former glory on the international stage.
Now the Gambia government and the Department for International Development (DFID) can neither confirm nor deny after several attempts to contact them via email and telephone that Great Britain have frozen aid funding to the Gambia, amounting to that of $4.3 million (£3.3million) meant for Education, Health and nutrition, as well as the Social Cash transfer which benefit a lot of poor families had gone missing on account of corruption and poor attitude to public accountability in the current administration. …

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