QUESTION OF THE DAY
Nearly three weeks have already elapsed and there is no statement from the cabinet on the most extensive disaster confronting marine life in the Gambia. No authority has pin pointed the cause of the oil spill. Is it due to a burst pipe or loading or offloading challenges? The government is still mute.
No information is being shared with potential victims on what they could do to inform the authorities the challenges they are facing with the oil spill and what they could do to access NDMA. In times of disaster government must take the lead and all inhabitants in the disaster area mobilised to be part of the solution.
Without information there can be no concerted effort to solve the problem. Silence in the face of disaster is counterproductive. The sooner this is realised by the government the quicker it would act to the save the day.