Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor


Re: Basse Area Council considers legal action over Barrow’s Market decision

The Basse Area Council has a legitimate query, and the effort to challenge Barrow’s decision has merit. This highlights the weaknesses of Gambia’s democracy. A lot of things assigned to Adama Barrow, mostly through indifference, he has no damn business with. The devolution of power in a democracy shouldn’t be a futile exercise. The more Adama Barrow, representing the Executive, does things and goes unchallenged, the more power and authority he’ll accumulate. And this is antithetical to the whole premise of the three co-equal branches of government, and the devolution of authority.

Mathew Jallow

Barrow doesn’t learn .He thinks being a president you are above the law and I think he doesn’t have advisers on issues before he takes actions.  The Gambia is a law abiding country and needs a  leader who respects laws of the land .You cannot impose yourself on innocent citizens because you are the president. The money sent in building that market was from tax payers’ and those people have elected their representatives to manage the affairs of that market. You should know your limitations to avoid being shameful again. Local government matters are to be addressed by authorised authorities


Essa Sillah

Re- GPA to build dry port in Basse

We keep shooting ourselves in the foot. Those squirrels at the port won’t allow any public private partnership. That work contrary to their interest. Now ,once the port in Senegal is completed, some Gambian businesses will use it. No wonder the Trade Minister said Gambian goods coming through Senegal’s port is a blessing.

Gassama Gassama

Every nation with those at the helm of office with enough senses, would never privatised their main shipping ports, or airports or energy and water supply companies. Even a partnership, should be a no no. But again, this is Africa, we only see the cosmetic overview on how the world works.

Biram Gaye

I am in full support….besides not only GPA but also other institutions as well…Many if not all government institutions are terribly  underperforming…Public private partnership is neccessary not only to meet the demands of the puplace in terms of services but also increase the financial growth of the institution

Many institutions for example SA Arilines do go into partnership or even atimes be privatised for a given period to enhance it over performances…so there is nothing wrong going in to partnership to enhance the capacity of the ports…NWAEC, GIA to name but a few in my own option should all go in to partnership to enhance it service delivery to need the demand of the people

Ebrahim O Jallow

Re: Chebo Cham welcomes Islamic State

“He continued: “Even if we have a president who has littered all our roads with gold, if he doesn’t care for our religion and look after it, all of that will be zero. But even if we have only sand to eat but have a leader who respects and propagates our religion, in the eyes of Allah, he is more peaceful and progressive than the other because Allah wants an Islamic state.”… If this garbage is what Gambians are being indictrinated into, I pity the country. Why would an reputable newspaper interview these ignorant, religious crazies, knowing their fundamentalist views.

Mathew Jallow

Being govern or not govern, everyone is a watcher of his own, let this imam give us a break about the so-called Muslim like Yaya Jammeh. Then the imam should also advocate for the liking of the Pharoah of Egypt. How can a good muslim stand and love someone who like to steal from his own people whom he ruled and governed? These are the types of imams who misled the stupid murderer Yaya Jammeh.

Imran Bojang