Tag: minister

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 […]

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 […]

Editorial, News, Opinion

An Information Minister or Government Spokesperson is an official tasked with defending government actions and policies, distinctly different from historical figures such as Joseph Goebbels

Fatoumatta: An Information Minister or Government Spokesperson is an official tasked with defending government actions and policies, distinctly different from historical figures such as Joseph Goebbels. Two years ago, and again this year, I cautioned that the role of a Ministry of Information is globally seen as obsolete. Information Minister […]