GDC MC Cham to contest for Jeshwang Seat 

The youth wing President of the Opposition Gambia Democratic Congress MC Cham Jr.
The youth wing President of the Opposition Gambia Democratic Congress MC Cham Jr. has announced his intention to contest for the Jeshwang parliamentary seat in April’s National Assembly elections. 
The young firebrand politician, whose party lost to incumbent President Adama Barrow in the December 2021 Presidential elections is now eying the Jeshwang seat In Parliament. 
Speaking in an exclusive Interview with The Alkamba Times, MC Cham said: “ 
“My intent to contest in the Parliamentary election is simple, a better Gambia for everyone. I will champion a collective fight against Corruption, better living standards for all Gambians, civil service reform, a better and more improved education standards that match the current generation. Good governance is not attainable without Accountability and Transparency. This government of Adama Barrow since 2017 has not been well checked. An unchecked government is a dangerous government.” 
Cham further made a rallying call for change saying: “as a people, we will work together, we will engage and participate all in the interest of the Gambian people. Time is running out. We are 57 years old as an independent country, but it seems we’re better off under colonial rule. This must change. Gambia can be where we want it if the right people are in the right place. This is why I am going to parliament”. 
“We made tremendous mistakes in 2016 and in 2021 by electing Adama Barrow as president of the Gambia. All we see in his tenure in office is unprecedented levels of corruption across sectors in the government, drug trafficking, poor social services across all levels and a terrible leadership. What we are facing is a disaster. We cannot afford an NPP dominance in parliament; we will be doomed. The time is now.” 
This years parliamentary race is attracting unprecedented youth participation with young politicians moving to represent their communities in the viral polls. 
“I am excited to join the many young patriotic young people who are so interested to contest this parliamentary election. Let’s do this together, let’s save our country. It is now. MC is ready. We can do it,” He told TAT.
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Sainey M.K. Marenah
Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.


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