Category: Editor’s Choice

Competition Commission warns against false advertisements

The Gambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (GCCPC) has issued a statement warning businesses to desist from false advertisements aimed at deceiving consumers to buy their products. The statement reads: “The GCCPC has the overriding mandate to protect consumers from unfair and misleading market conduct, by virtue of the Consumer Protection ACT 2014. It has…

Enabling minority voices for diverse  representation in Parliament

By Alagi Yorro Jallow Mahatma Gandhi had once said, to judge how civilized a nation is, just look at how it treats its own minorities. Going by this yardstick, The Gambia does not make a passing grade under Jammeh. In most countries, minorities suffer from so-called “horizontal inequality.” While on paper they may enjoy legal…

‘Don’t blame APRC for alleged Jammeh crimes’

By Omar Bah The former Majority Leader and current chairman of the opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation Construction, Fabakary Tombong Jatta, yesterday said that it is unfair to generally associate the party with allegations of wrong doing by former president Jammeh. “The supposed wrong doing by Jammeh was not done on behalf of the APRC…

Dear Honourable Members of the National Assembly, Congratulations on your election and nomination to the highest of our august representative bodies. You all fought a tough competition. You emerged the choices of your constituencies. In his “Speech to the Electors of Bristol” Edmund Burke said: “Parliament is not a congress of ambassadors from different and…