THE PRESIDENCY AND THE ETHICS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATION

The Constitutional role of the Gambian media is to promote the provisions of the constitution and hold the government accountable to the people of the Gambia.

It is out of concern that the executive is steering the nation away from the directive principles of state policy as prescribed by the Constitution when it comes to international relations: Section 219 of the Constitution reads: “The State shall endeavour to ensure that in international relations it-

  • promotes and protects the interest of The Gambia;
  • seeks the establishment of a just and equitable international economic and social order;

(c ) fosters respect for international law, treaty obligations and the settlement of international disputes by peaceful means; and

(d) is guided by the principles and goals of international and regional organisations of which The Gambia is a signatory.”