The country has gone through peaceful political transition. Institutions are gradually changing. One of the main institutions is connected to regional administration.
Governors were appointed to serve both administrative and political functions under the past political dispensations. Many people are wondering who will be the governors under Barrow’s administration.
Reliable information reveals that political appointments will not be relied on to fill the office of governor. Civil service administrators who may already be serving as deputy permanent secretaries are likely to be deployed to function as regional governors and the Local Government Act is likely to be amended to eliminate the political functions of governors under the past regime.
The members of the public should open their eyes and gauge who the appointees are and how they carry out their functions under the new dispensation.
President Barrow is elected under an independent ticket to ensure that there is a separation between party and state. Will this happen as envisaged? The future will tell.