Gambia: Tourism Minister tells sex tourists to go to Thailand, not his country

The Tourism and Culture Minister of Gambia, Hamat Bah, has warned foreign tourists hoping to travel to his country to engage in sex tourism, to rather go to Thailand.

Bah made this statement on GRTS TV, a state-sponsored TV station, during a news update show that airs weekly.

Apparently, winter season is high-time for tourism in Gambia and some of those visitors do go to the country for more than just the beaches.

According to Travel Wire News, Bah said,

“If you want a sex destination, you go to Thailand. Gambia is not a sex destination. We are not, and please every Gambian must sing that song. We cannot afford to see this country be brought to that level. We must protect and preserve this country.”

He went on to warn that foreigners engaging in sexual activities with underage Gambians will be prosecuted.

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