PDOIS ON SUPPLEMENTARY BUDGET OF OVER D1 BILLION

20TH November 2014 –

Halifa Sallah

on Behalf Of The Central Committee 

SPENDING 86 MILLION DALASIS ON NATIONAL CELEBRATIONS IN THE FACE OF A DOMESTIC DEBT OF 13.5 BILLION Halifa 5IS FINANCIAL INDISCIPLINE

The battle cry of the movement for self determination and independence pioneered by Edward Francis Small in the Gambia among others in Africa is: “ No Taxation Without Representation” . This clarion call combines three fundamental demands of public service, that is, Democracy, Transparency and Accountability. This slogan calls for the transfer of the ownership of power from monarchs to the people. It transforms Governance from a privilege into a service. Those who used to serve as rulers above scrutiny were transformed into public servants who are subject to public scrutiny.   Continue reading

IMPACT OF UNSEASONAL RAINS ON CROPS IN NORTH BANK

Abdoulie G. Dibba

Following the publication of the negative impact of the unseasonal rains in this year’s cropping season, this columnist visited North BankSambou Dampha Region and was reliably informed that the  unseasonal rain in this cropping season has not only impacted negatively on upland rice but also on early millet and maize.

Sambou Dampha, the President of the North Bank Region Nerica rice growers Association, revealed that upland rice has performed badly in his region as well as early millet, Coos and Maize. Continue reading

NCCE, Police on Key Constitutional Provisions

By Kebba Jeffang

The National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) as mandated by the 1997 constitution of the Republic of the Gambia is currently embarking onParticipants a country-wide sensitization programme for security officers.

The programme is specifically targeting the police on matters pertaining to the constitutional provisions as well as human rights issues.

The event that was held at Kairaba police station in Fajara attracted police as well as immigration officers. Continue reading