Friday, July 28, 2017

Panama Papers: The unexplained $ 900,000,000 in Amadou Samba's account

To whom much is given much is expected!
For over quarter of a century, even before Yahya Jammeh came to power, businessman Amadou Samba has been a household name in the Gambia. When Yahya Jammeh took over Mr. Samba was among the few who never left the country and even managed to survive and thrive under the dictator. It is public record that his name has been associated with the dictator's many business ventures. In fact Mr. Samba has been quoted saying he "managed" dictator Yahya Jammeh.

With much of the Gambia's economy in ruins, billions of Dalasis pilfered, the country in debt, it is not only proper for a self-described "manager" of the dictator to come out and tell the Gambian people how and what he managed for Yahya Jammeh. Also how did Mr. Samba's name and his Amasa Holding Limited come to appear in the Panama Papers? Why would someone who has gotten so much from the The Gambia find it necessary to use offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands?
Gambians deserve better.
Dr. Malanding Jaiteh