Category: Letters

On insulting President Barrow

Dear editor, I read a story in the Daily Observer about a woman in the Brikama area arrested and facing a magistrate for supposedly insulting Adama Barrow. The arresting officers and magistrate who allowed such a frivolous case brought before her, are acting as though they are ignorant of our laws. Citizens have every right…

GDC’s brand of politicking is too toxic

Dear editor, I like vibrant political groups responsibly competing in a thriving, pluralistic democracy anchored on merits, substance and ideas in line with national interest. GDC opposition party is disheartingly falling short on important matters expected of a credible party with national aspiration. Besides the surrogates’ unrelenting hollow messages of division and fear (deliberately but…

Dear editor, When one considers why we go to school, one will realize that the issue of examination based education should be reviewed. Generally, we go to school to seek knowledge which we can in turn use to improve our lives. Living better lives does not necessarily have to do with financial gain. Knowledge is…

Thoughts on national security in new Gambia

Dear editor, In view of continuing calls for security reforms in the advent of the 3rd republic, I think we need to consider that in a democracy, the ideal human condition for personal and communal security is better guaranteed in a state of “more people and less state based security” framework… The Multi-Party Campaign which…

So far so good?

Dear editor, With talk of the revival of the APRC party and many folks from different sections of The Gambia criticising Chief Servant Adama Barrow’s government, one fact remains irrefutable: the atmosphere of freedom of expression is here. For twenty-two years Gambians have remained silent in the face of cruel treatment from the notorious NIA.…