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

Photo of Hamat Bah (left), Youtube, and photo from Pattaya girly bar previously published on Coconuts (right).
Photo of Hamat Bah (left), Youtube, and photo from Pattaya girly bar previously published on Coconuts (right).

In a brazen statement that will undoubtedly offend Thais, the Tourism and Culture Minister of African nation Gambia, Hamat Bah, addressed foreign tourists hoping to travel to the poor African country to engage in sex tourism. He told them to go to Thailand to get their jollies instead.

One person that did find their happy ending in Gambia however, is Asia’s former pest, big-legged beggar Benjamin Holst, who married his Gambian sweetheart and vowed never to return to Asia.

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.

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.”

According to Travel Wire News, Bah made this statement on GRTS TV, a state-sponsored TV station, during a news update show that airs each Thursday.

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

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