Banjul, The Gambia—Eight trucks fully loaded with commodities belonging to dictator Yahya Jammeh, travelling from Senegal to The Gambia, has been denied passage at the Karang border post, the Freedom Newspaper can authoritatively report. Senegalese Customs officials have refused to let Jammeh’s trucks to cross over to the other side of the Gambian border Amadali. Jammeh’s trucks have been rendered stranded in Karang for days now amid the looming border closure crisis.
“There is nothing that the Senegalese Customs can do at this time to allow Jammeh’s trucks to cross from Karang to Amadali. They are merely executing orders not to allow free flow of traffic from both side of the border. I can confirm to you that eight trucks belonging to Yahya Jammeh have been denied access to cross to the other side of The Gambian border. The situation is so tense and precarious,” our source intimated.
Meanwhile, fleets of trucks, and cars have been parked along the Gambia/Senegalese border. Gambian commuters are required to park their cars at Amadalai, before they would be allowed to proceed to Senegal. The same treatment is being accorded to the Senegalese travelers.
Now that Yahya Jammeh’s own trucks have been rendered stranded in Karang, it is evident that the border closure is not in Gambia’s interest. It is causing an adverse effect on the already dead economy.
In another development, there is a total blackout in The Gambia, as we file this story. Light suddenly went off in the City and its surrounding areas. The Kombos have been badly hit by the NAWEC blackout.
NAWEC, the nation’s main electricity company has blamed the power failure to lack of gas and bad engines. The company is experiencing major budgetary crisis. NAWEC customers have stormed the streets bickering. Banjul is too hot at this time. In the absence of electricity, life would be miserable for communities. Food stuffs would also be rendered spoiled.
In another Gambian news, dictator Jammeh’s surrogates were in Banjul this evening, supplying rice from house to house. Some Banjulians rejected the rice. The soldiers even had to plead with them to accept the rice gift they claimed was from the Kanilai monster.
Folks, there is hunger in The Gambia. Yahya Jammeh is aware of the situation. He is freaking out! He thinks that by feeding the hungry will save him from being sent packing. Time will tell.
Written By Pa Nderry M’Bai
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