Why Gambia Need Change


By Deyda Haidara

A response to a pro-dictatorship in Gambia.

If the opposition is voted into office in 2016, they will bring amongst others reforms the following:

1- The constitution will be revised to accommodate two term presidential term limits.

2- The president will not engage in private business.

3- Investigations must be carried out before carrying arrest and arrest warrants issued by a Judge or Magistrate. The 72 hours legal detention will be respected to the letter. The police and not the NIA will do the arrest. The NIA will only deal with security and intelligence matters.

4- The prisons will be decongested and renovated to make it a correctional center. Good food and medical treatment will be readily available to inmates. Torture will be reprimanded and punish.

5- Witch hunting after change of government will not take place; the courts will deal with all grievances. The human rights of people will be respected to the fullest without fear or favor.

On the public finance sector reforms:

1- The president MUST not interfere in the economy and finances by issuing disruptive executive directives as done by Jammeh. The laws of supply and demand will be the rule for economic growth and financial and fiscal discipline.

2- The president will not interfere in the civil service administration. He will only concentrate on official appointments within his prerogative according to law.

3- The president will not interfere in the appointments and promotions within the army and other security institutions. He will only take recommendations from officers based on proven merits. The civil service including the security services will not participate in political affairs.

4- All political parties will vote for the appointment of the Chairman of the IEC. Any political party without hindrance will conduct political meetings freely throughout the country.

5- The media will be decriminalized and private TV channels given to investors.

6- Civil society organizations will perform their roles without fear of being arrested.

These are just few of the reforms in addition to taking back the Gambia in the community of nations and international organizations Jammeh withdrew from.

Our relationship with our immediate neighbor will be enhanced, reinforced and the Farafeni Bridge finally built. We will help them sincerely restore peace in Casamance.

We will make the private sector the engine of economic growth without hindrance from the Executive. Government will refrain from competing the private sector by issuing less treasury bills to help the private sector access local bank funds and loans. The commercial courts will be revived and enhanced to encourage speedy settlement of commercial disputes.

We will encourage equal representation of women within the cabinet and the legislative.
In effect the above points are the rectificatif measures. At the same time government will work on encouraging diaspora Gambians to come back and invest, work, innovate and revive the economy.

Truly Malang we have lofty love of country devoid of personal vendetta and based on mending fences, encouraging peace and love and economic growth.



  1. Deyda, which government will carry out these reforms?

  2. Haidara, the true blooded Gambian knows, the current status quo is abhorrent, in “supposed-to-be” judicious dispensations of affairs of state; for the improvement of human life, care & qualitative services rendered; for the betterment of humanity…?

    The murders, maim, tortures, kidnappings, forceful disappearances, persecutions, oppressions of fellow Gambians & humans, in country, subregions & world at large, committed, instigated by oppressive Murderous kanilai armed Bandit, agents & collaborative aid abet….?

    Nobody talks about the greed of the Murderous kanilai DEVIL self-aggrandizer ANYMORE….?

    We’ve seen massive exploitations of a kanila Killer DEVIL on our State funds, loans, grants, revenues & resources; including both private & public, state & individual owned resources & properties….

    Exploitations & confiscations of public & private owned properties & enterprises, funds & revenue diversion supplementations for the Murderous kanilai EVILNESS’ personalised aggrandizement…?

    Can’t agree more with your….

    Tribalism have never been manifestly an issue in Gambia ever before until under the Murderous kanilai Alligator & tribally inclined disciples….

    Nobody is in doubt, that the oppressed Gambians WILL outdo Murderous kanilai Tyrannical fiefdom come rain, come shine, just matters of time…???

    Injustices & murderous tyranny, just like everywhere, only breeds strife, Gambians will ENSURE stop, not to let EVIL kanilai Lucifer & aid abets; by ALL & ANY means necessary….

    Gambians are determined to salvage reclaim our motherland from the claws of Murderous kanilai Syndola injustices….

    Malang can howl in tribal Sycophancy; materialistic so-called “developments” can’t, won’t & shouldn’t equate to any individualistic lives being blatantly killed, people tortured, oppressed, continuously, until recently of illegal illegitimate personalised kartong mining saga since July 94….??

    Gambians won’t rest, UNTIL judicious dispensation is reinstated in running our affairs of state; whosoever can stand in the way MUST be immortal….

    No determination can match a people’s; currently determined Gambians; particularly in face of Murderous kanilai Tyrannical oppressions….???

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