QUESTION OF THE DAY
A political transition is not an easy matter. A government in transition inherits all the contradictions of past governments. One of those disputes deals with land.
This issue is a very sensitive issue. Gambians are poor and it often takes investment of a lifetime to build a compound. To demolish a compound is to destroy 30 to 40 years of investment.
It is therefore important for government to establish measures where people engage in land disputes would sit and mediate how to settle them. Government could assist a great deal by assisting with state land as compensation where it is impossible to get to the root of a problem. It is urgent to create measures to resolve land disputes.