UDP leader vows to end Chinese exploitation in key speech
The type of environmental destruction and exploitation of resources undertaken by Chinese Golden Lead company in Gunjur will not be tolerated by a UDP government,party leader and Secretary General Ousainou Darboe has said in a key speech.
Setting out major planks of his government policy were he to be elected president in 2021, perennial opposition candidate Darboe said:
“A UDP government will also pursue a science based environmental and resource management policy. We recognize the devastation that has been brought upon our environment and the increasing consequences of global warming. We are proposing urgent mitigation strategies in the areas of reforestation, fragile ecosystem protection, improvements in farming practices, and carefully regulated extraction of finite resources. One area of great concern is the exploitation and management of our marine resources.The UDP will revamp the sector and come up with science based exploitation strategies that provides employment and supplies our people in a sustainable way that allows for stock recovery and a balanced marine life”.