Key UDP Financier Alagie Conteh Jump Ship to NPP

Businessman Alagie Conteh

Alagie Conteh, a prominent businessman and one of the key financiers of the Opposition United Democratic Party has switched political allegiance from UDP to President Barrow’s National Peoples Party, Alkamba Times can report.

Conteh, who is a very strong critic of President Barrow is expected to make a formal announcement later in the day, according to sources familiar with the issue.

In october 2021, the CEO of Dabanani Electrical Company alleged that the government has frozen his company’s Bloom Bank account “illegally” without proper investigations.

last year Conteh made stunning revelations explaining how Gambian President Adama Barrow and Chinese Energy Company TBEA connived to defraud eleven million dollars ($11 million) from Gambian taxpayers in the awarding of a twenty five million dollar ($25 million) contract for the Greater Banjul Electricity and Expansion Project.

Conteh, a renowned Businessman and a strong member of the United Democratic Party UDP made these revelations at a political rally held at his native home of Gunjur on Tuesday November, 30th 2021, where he also revealed how he caught President Adama Barrow redhanded twice stealing Gambian resources through shady electricity and energy deals.

“Before I parted ways with President Barrow, there was a time when the government wanted to implement a 150MW electricity project, they inflated the project cost up-to $200 million, and I offered him my advice to stay out of that project because he does not know the sector. I told him if you approve this contract, Gambian people will pay $200 million for nothing but he told me to excuse him for he will carry on with the project,”

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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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