Category: View Point

To Gambian youths: a call to peace, reconciliation and solidarity

I salute you all brothers and sisters with the salutation of peace, Asalaamu alaikum!   Recent developments in our country have demonstrated what some of us suspected many months ago, that our cherished peace and stability is challenged. But the good thing is that, with a positive mental attitude, every challenge brings with it opportunities…

Whither the checks and balances in our Constitution:  need to strengthen the National  Assembly

Our 1997 Constitution modelled for us a Presidential System of government and a certain separation of powers of the three arms of government. I guess the intention of the drafters, the separation of powers, is to limit excesses, abuse of power, and curtailing of tyranny. “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely” Lord Acton averred… However,…

“Reforming The Gambia media to better  Contribute to democratic governance”

(A Law lecture, delivered by Dr. Henry D.R. Carrol – M.R.G. As the guest speaker at the official opening ceremony of the Observer Company (Gambia) Ltd weeklong media capacity building programme, on Thursday 4th May 2017, at the Daily Observer conference room.) Let me first of all place on record my mammoth gratitude to Mr…