Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Editorial

What Should Happen In 2021?

The electorates are the ones who matter in elections. What they want is what would happen. Hence those who want to steer the affairs...

POLITICIANS SHOULD KNOW THE ROLE OF THE EXECUTIVE

The NDLEA, The Police And The Courts Are The Answer To The Drug Menace A commission of enquiry reports to a President. The Police and NDLEA...

Reflection On The Impasse Of 2016/2017

Today, 18th January is the day in 2017 when President Jammeh’s mandate expired and tomorrow, 19th January in 2017, is when President Barrow was sworn in...

School Children Still Vulnerable To Covid-19

COVID-19 mode of spreading in the US and Europe needs to be studied by countries like the Gambia. First and foremost, the Governments saw...

Diverting The Focus On Petty Drug Users To Organised Criminal Syndicates

Drug syndicates have long seen the Gambia and Guinea Bissau as soft spots to grab and establish their trails linked to Latin American drug...

What The President Needs To Know

The Constitution did not provide for the office of Vie Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission. What it says in Section 42 is as...

Is The Electoral Process Being Corrupted Before Registration?

Section 2 of the Elections Act sets the following qualifications for registration. Subsection (1)(a) states: “Subject to section 13  a person shall be entitled to have his...

Citizenship Of Persons Born Before 1965

Many people are giving a wrong interpretation to citizenship by not acknowledging the requirements of Section 8 of the Constitution. Section 8 reads: “Every person who,...

THE LESSON OF 22nd JULY AND 30th DECEMBER

The Republic came into being to make the people sovereign. This is why Section 1 Subsection (2) of the Constitution reads: “The Sovereignty of The...

Have Gambians Forgotten So Soon?

It was during this period in 2016 when Gambians had to confront an impasse threateningn the peaceful transfer of the office of President.  The...

Sedition And Treason And The Attorney General

Sedition and treason have always been seen as crimes that require the fiat of the Attorney General before subjecting a suspect to trial. Since sedition...

How To Get The Best President In Country

The best President is the person who considers the presidency as an embodiment of authority derived from the consent of the people and a...

The Final Count And The Lessons Of The US Elections

As reported, Donald Trump has approximately 74 Million votes  with 232 votes from the Electoral college while Joe Biden has approximately 81 Million votes...

The Task Before The Executive And The Legislature On A New...

At this time in December 2016, sand bags were all over the place with soldiers in camouflage uniform ready for battle against an imaginary...

Is The Multi Party System In Danger?

Gambia emerging from the colonial era was a full-fledged multi party system with the possibility of different political parties coming to the office of...

What Blocked The Constitutional Building Process?

The Gambian people should not lose sight of what blocked the Constitution Building Process. The Facts are clear. Three Quarters of all the members...

The National Assembly Members Adjourn Without Debate

The conclusion of National Assembly sitting is accompanied by debate. Standing Order 13 of the National Assembly states that “on the completion of the...

GHANA IS STILL LEADING THE WAY:

Peaceful transfer of power for over two decades The Ghanaian election has proven that African countries can hold election and facilitate a peaceful transfer of...

The National Assembly Allocates Over Twenty-Two Billion For 2021

The National Assembly yesterday completed its budget session with the allocation of twenty-two billion, seventy-four million two hundred and thirty-five thousand, seven hundred and...

Serre Kunda Nam Call For Sovereign Wealth Fund

The Serrekunda , NAM , Halifa Sallah , in a marathon deliberation  stated that every Gambian is accorded the right to access on general...