By Yaya Dampha (Senior Editor)
In the educative and highly emotive comment section of Kairo News, seasoned Gambians anf friends of the Gambia with varied professional, security and academic backgrounds exchange serious views to benefit and encourage reasonable dialogue in a mutual and respectful manner.
On a daily basis, people read extensively the views of the comments by individuals who have no quest to be identified or glorified. The level of professionalism and in-depth analysis has touch readers to the extent that they identify two rivals, both sitting on partisan fence.
Arise Bax and Lafia La Manjou. A sister wrote to Kairo News explaining how she enjoys the meaningful and mature exchanges.
“I enjoyed the bitter exchanges between Bax and Lafia La Majou. I enjoy it so much, I miss reading the actual articles.”
She went further to say “I don’t belong to any political camp maybe that is why I enjoy the exchanges much more. Sometimes I’m swayed to PDOIS, sometimes I am swayed to UDP.” She concluded by commending the duo for not degenerating their views into insults and abuses as in some Gambian forums. “I’ll however, ask others to restrain from attacking Lutango (Dida Halaki) for his detached and emotionally unattached views to the Gambia.”
Kairo News readers single out Bax and Lafia for recognition. Both men of different political leaning have built huge number of staunch fans, especially in Seattle, Washington state where United Democratic Party supporters sing Lafia’s glory. This means we are all being read and watched.
However, as a senior Editor, I have also enjoyed comments from Deyda, Bajaw, Gambia, Michael, Dida, Makalo, Musa Kora, Kemo etc with deeper appreciation of the future Gambian ideals. We have to accept that, each man has something different to offer and we should be bold enough to listen to the views of others. Long may the mutual respect and educative exchanges continue.
I have had close association with the senior members of PDOIS, after working with them for a long duration, but I was also fortunate to have close encounters with the senior members of UDP. Overall, the opposition camps are blessed with very humble, dedicated and hardworking personalities. I don’t want to go into details, but our sister was moved by the mutual respect and cordial manner writers argued their points. Let us keep it that. Thank you.