The priorities of a United Democratic Party (UDP) presidency for the first 100 days and 365 days have been outlined with a strong focus on public sector reforms, zero tolerance on corruption, and violence against Women.
The priority on the UDP 5-point agenda is the Youth employment and empowerment scheme, which aims at creating a conducive environment to ensure that youth obtain the right skills to increase employability.
The five-point agenda also includes education, skills, and training to provide universal access to primary and secondary education. And establish 10 specialized skills training centers across the country.
Nutrition, agriculture, and food security also top the five-point agenda, which will ensure a comprehensive agricultural sector to revitalize that sector while getting rid of perennial inefficiencies, wastage, and potential for corrupt practices.
The five-point agenda also catered for public health security as pandemic containment and social protection, aiming to improve health facilities and introduce schemes to protect the vulnerable. In addition, it will upgrade basic social services and provide health insurance and pension schemes.
Finally, the five-point agenda will also ensure that energy and digital infrastructure are utilized to promote sustainable development in an all-inclusive information society and adopt an effective e-government strategy.
UDP’s Lare Sisay said it took his party two years to develop the five-point agenda. “All sectors in the Gambia are sick, so UDP came up with a diagnostic agenda to help cure all the sectors’ sicknesses,” he said.
He added that the five-point agenda is intended to transform The Gambia for all.
Oley Dibba-Wadda said the UDP government would prioritize human capital such as education, health, and agriculture. “The UDP government has a lot of cleaning to do when we finally take over office come December.”
UDP has also launched its website to ensure effective communications ahead of the elections.