WHAT IS THE POSITION OF THE EXECUTIVE ON THE BUDGET?

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.

African Commission says thumbs up but expresses concerns

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

OUSAINOU DARBOE ISSUES STATEMENT

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