Nothing is more difficult to a person who lives from hand to mouth than to face post fasting expenses at the middle of a month when all wages and salaries have been spent on essentials.
Many had expected the generosity of employers across the board ranging from salaries in advance, allowances or bonuses.
Cash flow however is not forthcoming. Hence the purchasing power will drop and sales will not be as wished for.
The Long awaited end of the month of fasting would not be accompanied by the joy that comes with new clothes and festive mood.
The government and the private sector may change at the eleventh hour to make it possible for people to enjoy a holiday after a month of deprivation. Commemoration in tears is not what the new Gambia aims for.