Friday, November 16, 2018

Editorial

The Reform Agenda Of The State

The state has undertaken to establish a truth commission to promote transitional justice, security sector technical working group to carry out assessment for security...

Is There Free Education?

Basic education covering grades 1 to 9 is supposed to be free. Section 30 paragraph (a) of the Constitution states as follows: “All persons shall...

Inter-Party Committee Completes First Stage Of Sensitisation

Whilst claims and counter-claims, threats and angry invectives pollute the political atmosphere, the wind of sanity is blowing across the political landscape from Kartong...

The Count Down To The State Of The Nation Address

In three days’ time, on Thursday, to be precise, the Gambian will witness the state of the nation address by President Adama Barrow. Many...

The President To Address The National Assembly

The Presidents assumed office on 19 January 2017. On 19 January 2019 his government will be two years old. He had addressed parliament once...

The State And The Current Security Situation

The executive is the service provider of the nation. It is required to select competent ministers who would preside over policy making in order...

A Sovereign People Are Architects And Not Mere Spectators

A country with a silent majority will never be free from rumours. It simply means that the majority of people will only express their...

Oversensitivity Is An Enemy To Political Stability

Words are only powerful if they are convincing and capable of galvanizing human beings to pursue a particular objective. A state is too powerful...

The Workers’ Institution (Social Security) Should Not Be A Battle Ground...

Social Security is established to receive contributions from and for workers. Those who manage its affairs are primarily duty bound to protect the resources...

Social Security In Focus

Suspension is not the way to contain a crisis. The establishment of an instrument to inquire into the causes of contradictions within a state...

Newspapers Should Be Careful With Pictures

Pictures on the front page of newspapers are meant to tell a story. A picture is put on the front page of a newspaper...

The Status Of Gifts To The Presidency

As The Gambia embarks on constitutional reform the issue of official gifts to the executive in particular and all representatives in general should be...

Controversy Surrounding The Pardoning Of Prisoners

In commemoration of the feast of Idul Adha commonly referred to as Tobaski, the President of the Republic pardoned seven prisoners. The press release reads: "The...

Do Public Servants Have Rights?

In new Gambia the courts and office of Ombudsman are empowered to protect the rights of public servants. According to section 169 (2) of...

The Executive Needs Debriefing

After each press conference the executive should conduct an assessment and evaluation of its performance in order to indicate the way forward. The answers given...

The Seat Of The Presidency, A Hot Seat

The expression of divergent views and dissenting opinions from the angle of the media, the people and the executive should always be characterised by...

The Presidency And The Critics

Divergent views and dissenting opinions are likely to emerge, as the citizens listen to the questions posed and answers given during the press conference...

The Best Practice For Public Appointments

Currently there are questions being raised about appointments in the newly established Commissions which are supposed to serve as the path breakers for founding...

When Will The IEC Conduct Its Next Registration Of Voters?

The unfortunate thing is that many people who had attained the age of 18 in 2016, 2017 and 2018 could not exercise their right...

The Accountability Of The State To The Media In Action

The press release from the Office of the Chief Justice confirms the importance of state institutions displaying their integrity by accepting the dictates of...

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