To guarantee adequate income for all Gambians that are willing and able to work, PDOIS will transform our current economic system that relies on a narrow capital, investment, production and taxation base by linking agricultural production to processing. Over 70% of our population is engaged in agriculture and by establishing agricultural goods processing plants, employment will be created and at the same time a ready market for the farmer.
PDOIS will also focus on prospecting and the harnessing of mineral, oil and other resources which are sources of National Wealth for public sector use in promoting infrastructural development, sustainable and timely loan repayment scheme, and the provision of social services; thus enabling the government to rationalise taxation by making it affordable and sustainable while promoting capital formation from all sectors of the economy – public, private, cooperative and informal, to ensure a balanced and proportionate growth of the productive base of the economy in order to eradicate poverty and promote prosperity.
2. Encourage the Private sector to be an engine for mobilising capital and foreign direct investment for productive private sector investment, so that it would complement the aim of promoting poverty eradication and the enhancement of general welfare through corporate responsibility.
3. The cooperative sector will be an engine for accumulating Cooperative finances to support family farms, create small scale processing of grains, nuts, fruits, vegetables, milk products with appropriate technology for grassroots development.
Cooperative Banks and marketing cooperatives would enhance processing by purchasing value added products from small scale producers and provide refrigeration and transportation facilities to markets.
Micro financial institutions will assist informal sector enterprising producers with finance and production inputs.