Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Gambia Democracy Fund - Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2018 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gambia Democracy Fund Audit
The Gambia Democracy Fund better known by its acronym - GDF - was established in 2014 as a conduit to raise funds for Gambians and friends of The Gambia living in the Diaspora for the purpose of the political campaign against the entrenched dictatorship at home.
Recognizing the limited financial means of the opposition parties that hindered the mounting of an effective grassroots campaign against an increasingly brutal and corrupt dictatorship, it was soon recognized the need for the establishment of such a fund to to help finance the upcoming presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections scheduled for the 2016 - 2017 political campaign season.
Gambian and friends of The Gambia responded swiftly and generously to the call to action by contributing what turned out to be the single most important source of funding for the Coalition of seven opposition parties and an individual presidential candidate. A single presidential candidate emerged as a result partly attributable to the creation of the GDF which effective became the financing arm of the unified political opposition to the regime of Yahya Jammeh.
The defeat of the 22-year dictatorship of Yahya Jammeh in the December 1st, 2016 presidential elections signaled the attainment of the primary objective of the existence of GDF. Like any project, more so one financed through private contributions, we owe contributors to the GDF an account of how their contributions were utilized to allay all fears by assuring them that their hard-earned monies were appropriately applied as we promised.
To achieve this end, an Audit Team has been formed comprising of Messrs. Alhagie Sowe, Ousainou Ngum, Dr. Lamine Contehand Babou Sallah Njie for the purposes of auditing the books including but not limited to to all funds remitted to The Gambia for the 2016 Coalition.
The Audit Team encourages all contributors, and non-contributors alike, to contact them at their official email address : email@example.com with any information that will help them their audit task.
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