Huh...

“The Gambia is the closest English speaking West African country to the United States, geographically. In addition, The Gambia has a multi-party democratic form of government, an untapped economy, and vibrant free speech. Moreover, The Gambian Administration welcomes free markets, which are vital to the life blood of any country,’’ ... Abdou Kalley

Is Kalley serious? Where has he been for the last decade? The only truth in that statement is the first sentence. Free speech in the Gambia huh... Reproduced below is an editorial in the Foroyaa newspaper. Compare their grievances with the rosy scenario Kalley is peddling to make a buck. Maybe it is time for the rest of us here to contact our congressional representatives to tell our side of the story. There is nothing wrong with been an enterpreneur; just don't lie about the political and economic climate in the Gambia today.

Foroyaa Newspaper Burning Issues

WHO UNDERMINED THE TRADE SEASON?

THE DANGER OF NARROW NATIONALISM AND PERSONALISATION OF POWER!!

A nation is a collective property. It is governed through collective intelligence. The President, however, has told the nation that he has no adviser; that when he is alone in the night he seeks divine guidance to preside over the affairs of the nation. He even went as far as to say that the opposition did not want the farmers’ crops to be purchased. On the contrary, some opposition members challenged the Secretary of State for Agriculture to explain why they were so adamant in stopping even the small traders from purchasing groundnuts and had gone as far as to give monopoly to a single company to purchase groundnuts. The Secretary of State took the usual narrow nationalist posture of the APRC regime to criticize some so-called Indians who even owed the Central Bank 30 million as well as other banks just to purchase groundnuts with local capital. He gave the impression that Gamco has accounts in many banks and that it had full capacity to purchase the entire groundnut cro! p without any credit buying. He received applause at the National Assembly. FOROYAA, however, counseled over and over again on the dangers of monopoly capitalism. It called for the diversification of marketing outlet so that through competition the most efficient company would win the day. A self-righteous government, however, never listens. It never wants people to know the realistic advice its opponents are making. This is why it does not open up the public media to divergent views. Despite the promises of the Secretary of State for Agriculture the groundnut trade is in shambles. Many farmers could not celebrate their Tobaski feast with relative comfort. They are becoming more and more indebted. By the time their crops are purchased they would simply proceed to pay their loans.

FOROYAA is hundred percent sure that the alleged sacrificial lion did not render the APRC regime incapable of promoting the purchase of groundnuts nor would members of the opposition who would have to give more to feed their extended families wish for a poor harvest or bad trading season. The problem is poor planning and poor management of the groundnut sector. President Jammeh is heading toward his 12th year in office. If he leads a government which would spend over 300 million dalasi of Social Security money to purchase and refurbish a hotel but cannot create a basis for purchasing the main cash crop of the country they should be rightly accused of deliberate negligence of agriculture and deliberate attempt to throw dust in the eyes of the people. They are claiming that the opposition sacrifices lions and bulls to increase the hardships of the people so that they can fish political power out of the economic trouble waters. The government should own u! p to its demonstrated incapacity to solve the marketing problems of our agricultural producers and make honest attempts to engage in diverse consultation to seek for a solution.

Furthermore, the regime should open its eyes to the realities of today’s governance environment. Narrow nationalism is not the answer. The President cannot expect to be held in high esteem outside if he continues to hold the opposition, the press and other stakeholders in contempt and give the impression that any criticism against his regime is motivated by contempt for truth, progress and development. The APRC regime should wake up from its slumber. The world is moving. If it does not wake up it will be left behind.


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***PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT***
If you went to Towson University and was/and still is my friend in any way shape or form, chances are you know this individual called Aboubacar Kalley. He goes by the name Abou. Don’t be victimized by this guy. Take your time, and read (one by one) all of the below headlines and links of his dubious activities. This announcement is to prevent him (Abou) from ever victimizing anyone I consider a friend and for that matter, the GENERAL PUBLIC.

1. Aboubacar Kalley stole my SUV 2006 Suzuki XL7 VIN: 2006 SUZUKI XL-7 VIN: JS3TX92V364100053 and sold it to a friend of his in Gaithersburg MD from Congo by the name of Gilbert Tshimanga Mundela.

2. He Aboubacar Kalley, then stole my Passports, United Nation’s Travelling Certificate, BlackBerry Storm Smart Phone and other very important and personal document he picked up from my Attorney’s office in Baltimore City.

I then started researching Aboubacar Kalley background and so far, have stumbled upon all of the below dubious activities of his. He is so far boasted through text messages I exchanged with him about these dubious activities and how he is managed to get away so far. Don’t be a VICTIM.

1."Viewing cable 07BANJUL9, THE GAMBIA: EMBASSY CABLE ABOUT BOGUS CONGRESSMAN"
http://wikileaks.org/cable/2007/01/07BANJUL9.html

“In another developments, this paper had been reliably informed about funds paid to one lobbyist Richard Hines by The Gambian leader amounting to $300,000.00. The said contract documents signed by Gambia's ambassador to the United States Dudu Bammy Jagne is well circulated within and outside The Gambia. This paper gathered that the said contract between Jammeh and Hines will run for one year and was subject to renewal. The aim and objectives of such a contract according to our sources was to sell the battered image of The Gambia to the outside world-with the sole aim of attracting American and European investors into the impoverished West African country.
Our sources went on to reveal that Hines had hired Abu Kalley, a Gambian residing in the US to work hand in hand with him to realise such an advertorial project. Sources say Kalley was assigned with the responsibility of handling "the economic sector designed as African Affairs or Investment Department or whatever."
According to state house and insiders at the Gambian embassy in Washington DC, Kalley is being paid $60,000.00 by Mr.Hines to jointly run the said advertorial business, which they signed with The Gambian government. This paper will report more on the said story in days to come, as we are privy of other scandalous revelations.”

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Case Information
Court System: Circuit Court for Montgomery County - Civil System
Case Number: 345676V Sub Type: CONTRACT
Date Filed: 03/28/2011
Case Status: CLOSED

Plaintiff Information
(Each Alias, Address, and Attorney for the Plaintiff is displayed)
Name: XEROX CORPORATION
Address: 45 GLOVER AVENUE
NORWALK CT 06856

Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff Name: WALSH, DONALD J
Address: OFFIT KURMAN P.A.
SUITE 200
8 PARK CENTER COURT 200
OWINGS MILLS MD 21117
Phone: 443-738-1583

Defendant Information
(Each Alias, Address, and Attorney for the Defendant is displayed)
Name: REDCOAT EXPRESS LLC
Address: 10921 MEADOW WALK LANE
OAKTON VA 22124-1919

Name: KALLEY, ABOUBACAR
Address: 10921 MEADOW WALK LANE
OAKTON VA 22124

Name: KALLEY, ABOUBACAR
Address: 12401 KILN COURT SUITE E
BELTSVILLE MD 20705
Defendant Aliases
Name: REDCOAT EXPRESS LLC,

Garnishee Information
(Each Alias, Address, and Attorney for the Garnishee is displayed)
Name: CITIBANK FSB
Address: 6 ST PAUL STREET
BALTIMORE MD 21202

Attorney(s) for the GarnisheeName: GARNISHEE, GARNISHEE
Address: ROCKVILLE MD 20853



Issues Information
Issue: DUE ON ACCOUNT
Issue: REFUSAL OF PAYMENT
Issue: UNJUST ENRICHMENT

Judgment Information
(Each Judgment is displayed separately.)
Date: 09/12/2011 Amount: $191,701.76 Entered 09/12/2011
Debtor: REDCOAT EXPRESS LLC Party Role:

Date: 02/01/2012 Amount: $2,257.00 Entered 02/01/2012
Debtor: REDCOAT EXPRESS LLC Party Role:

Date: 02/01/2012 Amount: $191,701.76 Entered 02/01/2012
Debtor: KALLEY, ABOUBACAR Party Role:

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