Friday, May 25, 2018

Editorial

Leaders Should Always Guard Their Words

Leaders occupy position of power and/or influence and what they say may carry a lot of weight. A leader, unlike an ordinary person, cannot...

Will 24th April 1970 Be Commemorated?

For years Foroyaa has tried to educate the Gambian people that the country was a constitutional Monarchy in 1965 and was still under the...

Choice By Tradition Or By The People?

Section 1 subsection (2) of the Constitution states: “The Sovereignty of The Gambia resides in the people of The Gambia from whom all organs of...

Primaries – The New Trend

In the past, it was common for a political party to select a candidate for a constituency or ward without the consent of the...

Was A Coalition Necessary To Effect Regime Change?

The answer is in the negative. Section 25 of the Constitution guarantees freedom of political association as a right. Section 100 Subsection (2)(a) of...

District Tribunals Should Be Independent Of The Executive

According to section 120 subsection (3) of the Constitution, “In the exercise of their judicial functions, the courts, the judges and other holders of judicial...

Water Supply – A Luxury For The Residents Of Wellingara And...

The residents of Wellingara who rely on street taps watched painfully as NAWEC closed them due apparently to failure of the Kanifing Municipal Council...

New Gambia Calls For The Choice Of The People To Be...

Under the regime of former President Yahya Jammeh, the choice of the people was not respected. He relied on the colonial law to maintain...

New Gambia Demands That We Serve The People

When the people voted for new Gambia on 1 December 2016 they had high expectations that their lives were going to change. They tasted...

Secco Managers In A Dilemma

The National Food Security Processing and Marketing Corporation (formerly GGC) is pursuing the policy of cash sale of groundnuts but the “secco” managers are...

Is Detention Without Trial In The Gambia A Thing Of The...

Our investigation has revealed that the following soldiers are still detained without trial: Pa Sanneh, Warrant Officer Class 1 (WOC1) detained since March 2017; Warrant...

ECOWAS JUDGMENT: A Victory For Free Media

The landmark decision of the Ecowas Community Court of Justice in Abuja is quite significant. The Court has ordered the government of The Gambia...

The Oil And Mineral Potential Of The Gambia

During the Carnegie mineral fiasco, the Gambian nation woke up to the realisation that the minerals were being mined from Kartong, Batakunku and Sanyang....

The Teeth And The Tongue Must Co-Exist

The exchanges between President Barrow and civil society operators are reflections of how different people conceive what the new Gambia should be. The Coalition...

Was The IEC Consulted Before Chairpersonship Election Was Re-Introduced?

Three months before the holding of local government elections, the councils are dissolved and management committees appointed to run them. This law is definitely...

‘‘Achievement Is What Matters Not How Long One Stays’’ Barrow Tells...

This is the message which is expected form the President of a transitional administration which intends to give a country a new start. When those...

Gambia Teachers Union (GTU) Takes A Step In The Right Direction

Information reaching Foroyaa is that the Gambia Teachers Union held talks with the teachers’ task force, which is playing a leading role in the...

Rising Fuel Prices, Threat Of Inflation And Deterioration Of The Dalasi’s...

The rise in fuel prices should have been contained by savings when the world market price of oil goes down. However, the lack of...

Have The Two Generals Been Charged?

The nation is told that the two generals were wanted but the nation is yet to witness charges and trials for breaking the law...

What Is Meant By Being Ordinarily Resident In A Local Government...

The issue of residential qualification in participating in council election is becoming a major topic of discussion. The major problem lies in what is...

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