While most of his people struggled in poverty under one of West Africa’s most oppressive regimes, Jammeh acquired vast stupendous wealth and luxuries. A misplacement of priorities at the expense of human capital development of the citizenry and harnessing the vast tourism potentials of the tiny West African nation for the benefit all.
Now to ex president Jammeh... However, a fleet of vehicles, including several Rolls-Royces with Jammeh’s name embroidered in their red leather headrests, were left behind on the tarmac.
Meanwhile the International Monetary Fund have warned Gambia any new borrowing after its debt stock reached 130 per cent of gross domestic product at the end of year 2017.
Since taking office and discovering government coffers were largely empty, Barrow’s administration worked to disentangle Gambia’s state finances from Jammeh’s sprawling personal business empire.
Barrow set up a commission that visited Jammeh’s many properties to establish an inventory of his possessions with the aim of recovering looted assets. One estate boasts a mosque, jungle warfare training camp and a vast private safari park.
Investigators have also sought to establish what wealth Jammeh may have stashed abroad.