Thursday, April 25, 2019

Editorial

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SITS UP TO 3AM!

The Supplementary Appropriation Bill which was initially introduced requesting Deputies to appropriate D1.2 billion, was initially reduced to a sum of over D500 million,...

Seeds, Fertiliser And Farm Implements Essential For Farmers

Farmers need good seeds to get a good harvest. They need fertiliser to increase yields. They also need farm implements to get bumper harvest....

Gambian Politics On The Balance

Political personalities are either emerging or re-emerging. Positions are either being reinforced or changing. Strategies and tactics of diverse nature are being...

Executive Presidency Taking Root

It is an irony that whilst a flurry of political activities was induced by the IEC’s call for political parties to respect their constitutional...

2019 Promises To Be An Eventful Year

As political parties go to congress to shape the political direction they should take, President Barrow is also touring the URR, laying foundation stones...

Deyda Hydara’s Murder And The New Gambia

It is fourteen years since guns in the arms of persons were pointed at an innocent unarmed journalists coming from a commemoration of an...

Has The National Assembly Decided?

Indeed the whole Gambian media appeared at the National Assembly to cover what the Deputies had to say on the proposed one billion supplementary...

A Coalition President Or An Executive President?

The fact that all the political parties have either held or are about to hold congresses and nothing is said about a three year...

Minister Presents Supplementary Appropriation Bill Of Over 1 Billion Dalasis

The Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs is asking the Deputies to approve an allocation of over one billion from the purse of the...

The Need To Pass The Disability Bill

A Disability Bill has been prepared. The Cabinet is said to have presided over it. The Community of Gambians with special physical and behavioural...

Faraba Banta, The Defining Moment For Barrow’s Administration

In any clash that results in the loss of life, prosecuting civilians is usually not the best option. The Jammeh administration learnt this fundamental...

The Need To Pass The Disability Bill

A Disability Bill has been prepared. The Cabinet is said to have presided over it. The Community of Gambians with special physical and behavioural...

Disability Does Not Mean Inability

The leaderships of associations of persons with disabilities have expressed themselves. In the first place they want citizens to understand that ‘disability does not mean...

When Will Reliable And Affordable Internet Be Available To All Gambians?

Internet service is still not affordable to many and access is often intermittent, rare or slow. Government officials talk of upholding the principles of...

Is Gambia A Secular State Or Not?

It is important for all Gambians to have thorough understanding of a subject before conducting a campaign for or against it. The best approach...

The Plight Of The Trainee Teachers

Will the Minister of Higher Education take up the case of the College students with the National Assembly so that they would be given...

The Democratic Dividend And The Implications

Millions are being pumped in to promote security reform, peace and democracy in the Gambia. Workshops and conferences are being organised. After five years...

Is Faith In The Political System Increasing?

Gambia's political terrain has been rough, thus leading opposition parties to exist for decades without ever taking over power through the ballot box. This...

The Civil Servants And The Pensioners

The democratic dividend should lead to more freedom and prosperity; otherwise many will question its validity. Civil servants and pensioners should not expect the National...

The Budget

The National Assembly members are on a retreat to review the estimates and prepare themselves for the budgetary session. Many people are wondering whether...