Opinion

I Disagree with the first degree minimum requirement for President

I Disagree with the first degree minimum requirement for President

August 5, 2018 at 11:09 pm 0 comments

By Njundu Drammeh We can disagree without being disagreeable. Tolerance to dissenting opinion is a key characteristic of democracy and the democratic man. It is respect, not accept, the contrary view. It is to challenge it with one’s opinion, which each is entitled to. In the market place of idea.Read More

Banjul’s Dilapidation and the Wider Question of Town Planning in Gambia – a reflection on Rohey Malick Lowe’s Demonstration of Ineptitude

Banjul’s Dilapidation and the Wider Question of Town Planning in Gambia – a reflection on Rohey Malick Lowe’s Demonstration of Ineptitude

August 2, 2018 at 10:14 pm 0 comments

By Amadou Dibba, Birmingham, UK My memories of the Greater Banjul Area (GBA) and the Kombos in general, distinguished collectively as arguably the most attractive for people seeking to move from rural to urban settlements in The Gambia, are dominated by the image of a hotchpotch of urban, semi-urban andRead More

Building The New Gambia: Citizens Right to Access and Use Social Media Must Be Protected

Building The New Gambia: Citizens Right to Access and Use Social Media Must Be Protected

August 1, 2018 at 1:26 pm 0 comments

By Madi Jobarteh The recent remarks by the Vice President Ousainou Darboe against social media because of fake news and unpleasant criticisms against individuals is indeed a huge concern as it could lead to the Government restricting social media. For that matter all citizens must be alert in defending aRead More

Build That Banjul-Barra Bridge

Build That Banjul-Barra Bridge

July 20, 2018 at 10:28 pm 0 comments

By Njundu Drammeh Citizens in one region of the country, aware of their pain and suffering, appealed to their government to build a bridge across the Banjul-Barra strip. The Government responded it would. A group of citizens, activists and defenders of human rights, on the other side argued passionately theRead More

Building The New Gambia:I Support The Banjul-Barra Bridge (BBB or 3B or BB Bridge)!

Building The New Gambia:I Support The Banjul-Barra Bridge (BBB or 3B or BB Bridge)!

July 18, 2018 at 2:40 pm 0 comments

By Madi Jobarteh There cannot be any meaningful and durable social and economic progress or human development in the absence of necessary and relevant public infrastructure. Public infrastructure such as roads, bridges or drainage systems or services such as electricity, internet or waste management services are major drivers of anyRead More