Category: Opinion

The need to sanitise and ensure discipline in the public sector

It is indeed no secret that there is urgent need to reform our public sector (sanitisation), and ensure discipline within the sector for a durable socio-economic development. It must be understood that Gambians voted for not only change of government but more significantly, a total change of the rotten system that was entrenched for over…

The case of Baboucarr Sey is about our economic and social rights

The unlawful arrest and trumped up charges against Baboucarr Sey is a serious infringement of not only civil rights but also a direct threat to social and economic rights of Gambians. This case is reflective of the malpractices and the effect of the APRC Regime, which had almost totally denied Gambians our civil, political, economic…

We cannot wait for Jammeh’s supporters to accept the political realty

By Njundu Drammeh The Kanilai incident of the other day is not a Foni fracas, unless if someone can tell me that every village in Foni sent members to join the incident. Otherwise, the Farato riot should be referred to as the Kombo riot. Kanilai is not Foni although one of the smallest villages in…

To APRC agitators in Foni: Gambia does not belong to Yahya Jammeh!

The Constitution of the Gambia provides for presidential elections every five years. On 1 December 2016 we went to the fifth presidential elections of the Second Republic. Yahya Jammeh lost to Adama Barrow yet he refused to step down until the whole world had to get involved in our internal affairs. After much pressure and…

Justice Minister Tambadou’s statement on thefreezing of Jammeh’s assets

I start today’s briefing by introducing three new additions to the Ministry. First, I would like to introduce Mr Hussein Thomasi as the Special Adviser to the Attorney General. Mr Thomasi comes with over 25 years as counsel. He had served the Ministry since 1987 in various capacities including as State Counsel, Senior State Counsel,…