IS THERE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR THE ARREST OF AFRICANS RESIDENT IN GAMBIA FOR FISHING IN THE GAMBIA?

A pronouncement made by the President that he may stop non Gambians
from fishing in Gambian waters is now being taken as an administrativedirective to the point of subjecting Bubacarr Dikko to arrest and
detention for a period of three days for allegedly violating
executive order by fishing at a stream in Jarumeh Koto in Sami.
The law enforcement officers would be wrong if they took the
pronouncement of a president during a public meeting as law.
It would be equally wrong even if the directive comes from the Office
of the President without being based on any existing law providing for
it. The duty of a law enforcement officer is to enforce the law. The
mere words of the President are not law.
All law enforcement officers should take note that orders and
proclamations from an authority must be based on an Act or law which
must be referred to when it is being published in the Gazette to give
it legal effect. In the absence of this all orders are mere words on
paper or hollow sound in the air.
Foroyaa will investigate whether a government which seeks to speak for
Africans in the asylum trail in Europe and was even offering asylum to
the Rohingyas in Asia, would deprive Africans resident in the Gambia
the means of surviving on their own sweat because of their
nationality. That would constitute the greatest betrayal of the ideals
of Pan Africanism.