Author: Gainako

Three Civil Society Organisations based in the Diaspora have written a letter to President Adama Barrow urging him to prioritise the TRRC Report and recommendations. The three CSOs are DUGA DC, GAMCORD and R2K Gambia. This is coming barely a day after the TRRC Report was published publicly by the Ministry of Justice. 23 December 2021 Prioritize the TRRC report recommendations, elevate the transitional justice agenda and bring closure for victims Mr. President: We extend our congratulations to you and the NPP, on your recent presidential elections victory. We wish you well in your second term. In October this year,…

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By Edrissa Jallow Claim: Cost of Flour Reduced to Maintain the Price of Bread An online Social Media Page named “NPP In Perspective: Banjul” has claimed that “the Ministry of Trade has reached an agreement with stakeholders in the bakery industry to reduce the price of flour and maintain the price of a loaf of bread at D7”. The social media post also claims that “this Monday [13th December 2021] some bakeries across the country were closed in protest of the rising cost of flour”. Fact Check: Speaking to a local bakery owner located at Tallinding next to the Cemetery, the cost of…

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By Yusef Taylor, @FlexDan_YT President Adama Barrow promised to build a road costing $1 million US Dollars per kilometre when he spoke to the “Serer Community from Jeshwang Ndangan” in a televised meeting live on EyeAfrica TV. The meeting was overshadowed by the President’s statements that he would instruct the Inspector General of Police to clamp down on rallies and political gatherings after the 4th December 2021 Presidential Elections. Understandably, so President Adama Barrow’s promise that the road going through Jokor and connecting to Abuko “will cost $1 million USD per kilometre. This will be D50 Million for one kilometre…

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The Gambia Government has released a statement via the President’s Office declaring Monday 27th December 2021 and Monday 3rd January 2022 as Christmas and New Year public holidays. Below is the press release from the Gambia’s State House. Media Advisory Christmas and New Year Public Holidays State House, Banjul, 22nd December 2021: The Public is hereby informed that His Excellency President Adama Barrow, acting under section 76 of the 1997 Constitution, is pleased to declare Monday, December 27th, 2021 and Monday, January 3rd, 2022, as public holidays throughout The Gambia. The holidays are in observance of the Christian holy feast of Christmas and New Year’s Day…

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By Alimatou S Bajinka A holiday pop-up market dubbed “She Sells”, organised by Woman Boss has opened up at former Dream Park, SeneGambia featuring 41 rural and urban women entrepreneurs. The holiday pop-up market started receiving customers on 21st December 2021 and is set to close today 23rd December 2021. Our reporter visited the “She Sells” market yesterday 22nd December 2021 to find out what kind of items are being sold and how the market was progressing. Speaking to an intern at Woman Boss, Ndey Marie Camara, she explained that “last year it was just women from the urban area,…

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The Central Committee, the principal directorate organ of the Gambia For All party, met in extra-ordinary session over the weekend. In its review of recent developments in the life of the nation, the meeting took off time to reflect on the recently concluded presidential election, and its outcome. Context: In that regard, the Central Committee recalled that the 04 December election was held against the backdrop of persistent complex challenges that our country faced, amidst the widely shared perception that the five-year-old Adama Barrow-led coalition administration had given ample evidence of its inability, as well as its lack of commitment,…

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Press Release TRRC submits more copies of final report to Government 16th December, 2021 The Secretariat of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) has submitted an additional ten hard copies and fifteen soft copies on flash drives of its final report to the Ministry of Justice for onward distribution to stakeholders. These include the National Assembly, the United Nations Secretary General and other local, regional and international organisations. This is in line with Section 30, sub-section 1 and 2 of the TRRC Act which states that: Within thirty days of receiving the report, the President shall submit a copy…

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By Musa Camara The 2021 presidential election in The Gambia is now history. If there is one takeaway, the result indicates that the People’s Democratic Organization for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS) is in its last throes of intellectual and political relevance in The Gambia. After reaching its zenith by leading coalition-building efforts in 2006 and 2016, PDOIS is now on a precipitous descend into the doldrums of political oblivion as manifested in the fallout with the Citizens’ Alliance a few days before the nominations of candidates for the December 4th, 2021 presidential election. If there was an iota of doubt left…

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Press Release by University of The Gambia PROFESSOR HERBERT ROBINSON APPOINTED 5th VICE-CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE GAMBIA The University of The Gambia is pleased to announce that on 30th November 2021, the Chancellor, His Excellency, President Adama Barrow, approved the appointment of Professor Herbert Robinson as Vice-Chancellor. The appointment is the culmination of a rigorous and painstaking search process for an inspiring leader for the country’s only public university. He emerged as the first choice in a highly competitive international group of scholars. Professor Herbert Robinson has an outstanding track record as an academic and thought leader. He…

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By Ousman Saidykhan The Supreme Court of The Gambia has ordered the lawyers of the first respondent (President Adama Barrow’s NPP) to pay the United Democratic Party (UDP) the sum of ten thousand Dalasis (D10,000). Chief Justice Hassan B. Jallow issued this order on Tuesday 21st December 2021 after the first respondent withdrew a motion filed at the previous court hearing on the UDP Petition against President Adama Barrow and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). The petition filed by the UDP at the Supreme Court seeks to nullify the 4th December 2021 Presidential Election Results declared by the IEC in…

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