Category: Letters

Dear editor, Arguably, the most important achievement in President Barrow’s first 100 days in office are the restoration of freedom, ending of oppression, wanton arrest, torture and murder of Gambians. Our prison system is decongested with the pardoning and release of hundreds of prisoners. These are monumental accomplishments given what we have endured for 22…

Cause for fresh election of Minority Leader of the National Assembly

Dear editor, On Tuesday 11th April 2017, National Assembly Members (NAMs) newly sworn-in were faced with the task of selecting a Minority Leader from a gallery of three candidates.  For NAMs, parliamentary staff and indeed political observers, the decision problem visibly lay in new and uncharted territory.  Amid some cross-talk, the consensus to conduct a…

A call to duty

Dear editor, It is indeed unfortunate that the voter turnout in the recent National Assembly Election is reported to have been under 50%. This is indeed worrying, to say the least. It shows that many citizens choose to be passive for whatever reason. Granted, it is almost next to impossible to have a 100% voter…

What is the way forward?

Dear editor, Since Gambia is going through a transition period, we should lay better foundations for and support stronger, sustainable democratic institutions that will be further enhanced through peaceful transfers of executive powers. Key in these efforts is the composition and functions of the National Assembly/Parliament. Irrespective of their political platforms, our National Assembly members…