Category: Opinion

Minister Tambadou must consider resignation, if…!

First, President Barrow took amendments to the parliament for changes to the electoral laws and on the age of the vice president and judges. A week later, the Minister of Justice Aboubacarr Tambadou, embarrassingly said he was not aware that there was a constitutional amendment being proposed which turned out to be unconstitutional. In the…

I disagree with Madi Jobarteh on the Tambadou-Fatty thing

I disagree with Madi Jobarteh that someone or some system is trying to ‘disrespect’ [Attorney General Tambadou] by usurping his main and chief function. The Executive is organic and no one Ministry can or should act independent of the other. Roles and functions have meeting points- not compartmentalised or put in silos. That being the…

Madi Jobarteh, a programme manager at The Association of Non-Governmental Organisation, has said Ousainou Darboe is wrong about the analysis he made about the ongoing saga of vice president’s appointment. The foreign minister spoke on ‘Mengbe-Kering’ program with Pa Modou Bojang during which he said there is no part in the constitution that gives time…

QUALITY CONTROL – FUNCTIONAL AND TECHNICAL DIMENSION Another area of concern is in service delivery. Granted the hotel classification scheme has been rolled out, which is very laudable, but this is work in progress.  In a service intensive industry such as the hospitality sector, quality has a functional as well as technical dimension, but in…

New Gambia and the remaking of the Constitution

This article was commissioned by International IDEA and was originally posted on ConstitutionNet, IDEA’s online knowledge platform supporting constitution builders globally On 1 December 2016, Gambia held a presidential election in which former President Jammeh (who had been in power for 22 years­) lost to the opposition coalition candidate Adama Barrow.  Initially, Jammeh accepted the results on 2…