Observer Crisis: GPU Is Ill-informed

This statement from GPU, if it is not a demonstration of the low calibre of people in Gambian media, it nonetheless shows that they are ill-informed about the issue and the subject matter. What the Daily Observer has done is fraudulent and criminal and those behind it (including the company’s directors and secretary) should be in custody by now or be tried for the utter fraudulent behaviours. GPU’s statement is simply an affront to common sense, the Gambia and Gambians.

They are talking about “…causes to free expression and welfare of journalists…” but don’t they know that it is these taxes which are used to fund health care and health services, the education sector, and essential infrastructure to name a few. It shows that GPU does not care about our sick children and those in need of healthcare and could not get the required treatments because of lack of adequate funding. The statistics on preventable deaths due to inadequate healthcare funding in the Gambia is unimaginable and unacceptable.

These statements by GPU are very annoying and demonstrate that some of the so-called Gambian media practitioners need proper training. For those of you who made statements from the diaspora e.g. Alagie Yerro Jallow are expected to know that if this was in the US (where they are currently based?) it would have been a complete different story.

I hope this would be an opportunity for Baba Jobe’s family to take over their company and cooperate with Tax Authorities to address the problem. My advice to GRA is to take over the administration of the company involving its rightful owner(s) and appoint your own administrators until such a time that you are able to recover all the tax arrears. I am suggesting this because it looks like the value of the company is far less than the tax they are owing so it cannot be sold.

Morro Touray



  1. thanks alot kairo news team, GPU got it wrong or where ill inform about the Observer issue. It is a fact that any Nation that joke or compromise with her Tax system, will be a fail state that i know. In Sweden if such thing happen here, the entire companny will seise to exist. Let GPU or Gambia government be assured that not a single Nation or Organisation will critize them because they know what Tax evasion is. Let us applaud the GRA for a job well done.

    • You are right. We must all thank Kairo News for being on the right side of this story. Western countries do not compromise tax so why should we? Our diaspora communities need to wake up to the realities. It looks like they have not integrated well where they are as they seem to have twisted understanding of those countries. Probably is because of the sort of people they interact with. They are doing well but at times their contributions to Gambian politics and socio-cultural affairs are questionable.

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