To: President Macky Sall, the President of Senegal

From: Saidina Alieu Jarjou, the Ghetto Spokesperson

Date: 31st January, 2017

Re: Cassamance the untold story

As per caption refers. Casamance region which is in the southern region of Senegal which, although connected in the East to Senegal, is separated from the rest of Senegal by the Gambia. The Casamance Conflict is a low-level conflict that has been waged between the Government of Senegal and the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC) since 1982. As a result the area is unstable and you being the president have a role to play too, as you just did recently in the Gambia as per the political impasse.

Mr. President I refer you to your promises you made during the campaign period in the cassamance soil that if voted to office the people of cassmance will have their independence. Some might called you as the champion of conflict resolution in the Gambia, but I say no to that as “charity begins at home” as thousands of cassamance people are homeless

It is true that in the Darfur killing it was written and in Cassamance it is being sealed: How many shall join the hundreds of thousands, who have already perished, and how many shall be born into a horrible life, who shall live and who shall die,

In the Libya killing it was written and in Cassamance it is being sealed: who shall be raped and who shall be tortured, who shall perish by sword and who by bullets, which village shall be burned and which forest shall be looted,

In the Somalia killing it was written and in Casamance it is being sealed: who will make it to the refugee camp and who will die on the route, which will die by hunger and who by thirst, who by disease and who by plague,

In the Liberia killing it was written and in Cassamance it is being sealed: Who will have their food rations cut and who will get enough food for another day, whose child will die and whose will survive.

In the Rwandan killing it was written and in Cassamance it is being sealed: who will remain silent and who will scream for action who will be complacent and who will have moral courage who will cave in to despair and who will be elevated by hope.

The real trick to good governance is to place the needs of the masses above everything else; to lead not just with words but with action. Actions define priorities. It’s the only way politicians can successfully bring us the long sought dividend of democracy. It is time for all Africans leaders to come up with tangible solutions in order to liberate the people of cassamance in order to live in peace and stability. What this tomorrow looks like depends on our action today

I dreamt of Cassamance that would one day have its currency, President and a government which will preside over the affairs of the country. As they have leaders who are going to lead them to that drain where there would be cassamance a country of its own.

By using our voices on paper, exercising our power and demanding action through nonviolence can help cassamance gain independence NOW !!.

By: Saidina Alieu Jarjou
The Ghetto Spokesperson

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