COURTS ARE INSTITUTIONS OF LAST RESORT IN ENFORCING COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW

The University of the Gambia is just taking its first fledgling steps
into the wide world of Academia. Publications are still few and far
between. Academics need to be sponsored by foundations, NGOSspecialised in Research and other institutions which are commercially
oriented.
A state in today’s world could only respond to the demands of
sustainable development if it provides a friendly environment for
investment and knowledge production. Hence, it should not allow laws,
institutional regulations or subjective security concerns to hinder
inquiries into, collection of data and the publication of findings and
conclusions which merit intellectual interest and policy concerns.
It should be a matter of pride for the University of the Gambia to
have its former students and current employees identified and engaged
for knowledge production. This exposes them to international standards
and best prepare them to impart more refined knowledge in research
methods to students.
It is rather unfortunate that recent happenings are presenting the
country as a hostile environment to those who wish to develop
partnership in market research. This image needs immediate healing if
it is to be prevented from extending to other sectors. The legal
provisions are there to act if the political will exists to do so. The
future is there to tell the story and Foroyaa will provide the pages,
the pen and the ink. Posterity will pass its judgment.