US-based Gambian says she was asked to leave Poco Loco beach for white tourists

US-based Gambian says she was asked to leave Poco Loco beach for white tourists

A US-based Gambian, who is currently in the country on a business trip, was told to leave the Poco Loco beach, she said in a video posted on Facebook on Saturday.

Fatima Diallo said a private security guard asked her to leave the beach for the white tourists.

In an interview with What’s On-Gambia, she disclosed she was with her family and friends, including her 3-year-old daughter who is visiting The Gambia for the second time.

“It was my cousin’s birthday.  I was excited to go to the beach for the first time since I arrived in the country. But we were forced to move to another location,” said Fatima.

The Poco Loco beach, which is located in the Senegambia Strip, is one of the most popular beaches in the country, especially among Dutch tourists.

The US-based Gambia fumed: “Gambians deserve to be treated as the citizens they are. Without a doubt, they are the biggest investors in this country, but lack the confidence to understand.”

She argued the tourism authorities should make it clear to hoteliers and tourists that discrimination, inequality and racism have no place in the New Gambia.

“The government must put citizens first!”

Fatim is a prominent Gambian in the USA. She is the founder and coordinator of Miss Guinea-USA.

 

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