When Will The Government Announce Their Reform Of Local Government Administration?


The local government election is fast approaching and many potential candidates are busy moving around their wards and administrative areas. The Local Government Act in its present format needs to undergo serious amendment to bring it in line with the Constitution which stipulates local government authorities with a high degree of autonomy. Continue reading

Detained Lieutenant Transferred

By Mustapha Jallow

Lieutenant Abdoulie Jarju, a serving member of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), who was detained for nearly three months at the Guards Battalion in Fajara, has been transferred to another detention centre on Tuesday, 12th September 2017, around midday, military sources indicated to this medium. According to sources close to the detainee, Lt. Jarju was picked up from his detention cell by senior military police officers, who led him into a vehicle and escorted him to Yundum Barracks to continue his detention. The source continued that others like LCpl. Sambujang Bojang are still held at the Fajara Barracks and no concrete information has been received from the authorities regarding the reason for their detention. Continue reading

Work Advances On Trans-Gambia Bridge

Abdoulai G.Dibba

Work on the Trans-Gambia’s bridge is in progress as most of the Concrete pillars that are to serve as the foot for the bridge, are near completion.

However, there are still some more pillars to be built as observed by this reporter on Wednesday 13th September 2017.

Readers would recall that in March this year, Foroyaa reported that the Trans-Gambia Highway is one of the most important roads in the Continue reading