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Gambians are misunderstanding and abusing democracy – NCCC

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By Amadou Jadama in NBR

The senior programme manager of the National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) Yusupha Bojang has called on Gambians to stop abusing democracy and respect the rights of others.
He also stated that democracy does not mean castigating or insulting people.

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Bojang, who was speaking on Wednesday in Essau in Lower Nuimi, during the 2nd phase of the NCCE Community sensitization on democracy political pluralism, said it is evident that The Gambia has suffered a lot during the last regime because of lack of democracy and good governance. “This is what necessitated the NCCC to initiate this project to reach out to Gambians across the country and sensitize them to understand what democracy is”, he said.

Bojang added that to reduce the tension in our country people need to understand that rights have limitation.

He further called on Gambians to stay away from tribalism and respect each others’ tribes and rights as well, adding if we do that we will live in peace.

Kebba Jallow, UDP Councillor for Essau Ward, said the theme for the sensitization is timely in the country and challenged the women folk in his Ward and Lower Niumi District in general to participate in the democratic process.

“If we want democracy at work in the country, we as Gambians need to put aside our political differences, respect each other’s views, respect the law of the land and be good architect to each other’s future,” Jallow advised Lower Niumi communities.

Abdou Corr from Fass Njaga Choi described the sensitization as worthy, noting that as Gambians we should distance ourselves from hate speeches which he said will not bring development and peace in the country.

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