QUESTION OF THE DAY
WHAT IS THE POSITION OF THE EXECUTIVE ON THE BUDGET?
At the time when the 2017 budget was being approved by the National Assembly, even though Adama Barrow had been elected he had not yet assumed power; the national assembly was dominated by the APRC.
That is the budget on which all expenditures of the current government are now based. This budget has a deficit of over 4 billion dalasis. Is that how the government intends to proceed? Does the silence mean that is the case? It is often said that silence means consent.
By Kebba A.F. Touray
African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights has taken noted the positive developments in The Gambia regarding human rights but has expressed concerns on certain issues.
These sentiments were expressed by Commissioner Jamesina Essie .L. King, commissioner responsible for the promotion and protection of Human and Peoples rights in The Gambia and the chairperson of the working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa. Continue reading
The UDP Secretary General Ousainoue Darboe yesterday issued a statement that UDP vows “to represent the interests of all citizens and residents” in constituencies represented by the UDP.
“We indeed elected the candidates under party tickets, but we expect them to represent all of us as a nation irrespective of party affiliation,” he emphasised. Continue reading
BY KEBBA AF TOURAY
The Gambia’s newly elected lawmakers have expressed hopes that the current legislature will be one of the most vibrant and civilized lawmaking body that this country has ever witnessed since independence. Members made this remark during an interview with this medium at the legislative house in Banjul shortly after their Wednesday session. Continue reading
By Aja Musu Bah-Daffeh
The ministry of Petroleum, National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) and a Chinese company Sinohydro Corporation, on Friday 21st, 2017 signed a 165million US Dollar project at a ceremony held at the Kairba Beach Hotel.
The aim of the project among others is to provide a new HFO Power Plant with 60MW capacity as a medium Continue reading