Some greedy Gambian MPS have rejected a motion that seeks to deny them to allocate themselves a housing loan facility of fifty-four million, four hundred thousand dalasis (D54,400,000 million dalasis). Out of the 33 MPS, who took part in Friday’s vote, 17 voted in opposition to Halifa Sallah’s motion, asking for the loan facility to be rescinded, 16 voted in favour of the motion. The motion was subsequently rejected.
Sallah says the MP’s move to allocate themselves housing loan was in total contravention of the constitution. He contends that section 112 of the constitution prohibited MPS from any conduct that would illegally enrich them.
The MPS had earlier voted to allocate themselves housing loans. But Sallah was opposed to the said loan facility. He maintains that under Gambian law, the MPs have been prohibited from breaking the laws that they are expected to defend.
Sallah further warns his colleagues to respect the dictates of the law. Failure to rescind the said housing loan facility, he said, it would amount to sacrificing section 112 of the constitution.
The majority of the MPS never heeded to his call for restraint. They voted in opposition to his motion to rescind the loan facility.