Kandeh accuses Chinese contractors of mistreating Gambian workers

Written by Saja

Chinese contractor

Chinese contractors in the Upper River Region (URR) are facing fresh allegations of being rude and abusive towards their Gambian workers.  

During a meeting with young supporters of his Gambia Democratic Party, (GDC), Hon. Mama Kandeh alleged the Chinese contractors have a prison where they detain, abuse and mistreat their local staff.  

"I heard that they have their own prison there, different from Mile 2 and Janjang Bureh," he said. 

The GDC leader further disclosed: "Forty Gambian workers were detained there for almost a month. If it's true that they committed theft, why didn't they take them to the police?  

The Chinese are in the URR to construct a 50km road and four bridges, which are part of President Adama Barrow's major infrastructural development projects.