Tag: government

News, Opinion

Political Absurdism, Misinformation, and Policy Faux Pas in the New Gambia: In Defense of D.A Jawo

Part I By Modou Modou, Washington DC. “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap,” wrote Napoleon Bonaparte in 1804 when his political treatise poignantly dissected the complex interplay between power and folly, where intellect often succumbs to the allure of manipulation and strategic ignorance. Minister Hamat Bah exemplifies this notion […]

Human Rights, News, Opinion

Central Government Should Stop Undermining Local Governments

The intention of the 1997 Constitution is to decentralize the governance system of the Gambia to ensure sustainable national development. Section 193(3) states that, “An Act of the National Assembly shall make provision for the functions, powers and duties of local government authorities…” to provide infrastructure and development of the […]

News, Opinion

Ministerial Town Hall: Mansa Kunda – About Open and Honest Government

Under the ‘Directive Principles of State Policy’ in the Constitution, Section 214 states that “The Government, with due regard to the principles of an open and democratic society, shall foster accountability and transparency at all levels of government.” Hence, I welcome the ‘Ministerial Town Hall’ called Mansa Kunda established by […]