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Marr Nyang’s Diagnosis of Gambian- Corruption: Myriad of Bad Leadership

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  By Sheriff Saidykhan Marr Nyang, Founder and Executive Director of Gambia Participates (GP), a civil society organization set up to investigate corruption, has said that corruption has become a myriad problem due to bad leadership in the country. He made these remarks in an interview with The Outpost on Tuesday 20th, September 2022 at his office at Westfield, behind the red Cross. “We accommodate and normalize corruption when it supposed to be the contrary. There is immense lack of leadership and sense of accountability in countering corruption in The Gambia and in the absence of these two, it becomes an opportunity for many to use it at their advantage,” he said.   Expressing despise for what he described as governments insufficient efforts to fight corruption. He said there is need for strong independent institutions, to counter and punish corrupt acts in the country. “What we need is strong and independent legislative and institutional settings that detect, prevent and punish cor

“Overspeeding Is The Causes of Road Accidents” Says Founder of Safe Life Gambia

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       By Sheriff Saidykhan         Dawda Bah, the founder of Safe Life Gambia, a non-profit organization set up to ease the burden of road accidents said overspeeding is the main causes of frequent road accidents in the country. He made these remarks with The Outpost on Wednesday, 14th September 2022 at his residence in Tujereng.        “The common causes of road accidenac in The Gambia is as à result of over-speeding. Many drivers do not know where to overtake and when they did, they want to immediately join the lane whiles the  vehicle in front also increase speed or does not allow the overtaking,” he said. The influence of drug substance by young drivers he said, has contributed to the increase in road accidents in the country. “Secondly, driving under the influence of substances is also another challenge on our roads. Many young drivers consume intoxicant substances such as harmful pills, cannabis, and alchole” he remarked. Lack of awareness between the motorists and pedestrians h

The Forgotten Category: “We Need Political Representation” Says Differently-Abled Rights Activist

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  Cherno Ceesay By Sheriff Saidykhan Cherno Ceesay, the Nominated Member and rights activist for young people with disabilities at the National Youth Parliament (NYP) of The Gambia, said there is need for political representation of persons with disabilities in the country. He made these remarks recently with The Outpost at his residence in Bakau.  “Regrettably, persons with disabilities are often excluded from leadership in The Gambia and we should work to change this. it's a collective responsibility as disability rights defenders to work with those in the democratic process to help persons with disabilities navigate the challenges they face and bring about more inclusive democracy in the country” he remarked.  The underrepresentation of differently-abled in major political parties he said, has deterred them from holding political positions in the country.  “Differently-Abled are continually underrepresented in relevant positions within political parties and the Civil service. Fo

IAC Holds Annual Seminar, Others

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                                     By Sheriff Saidykhan The Inter African Committee (IAC), in partnership with Gambia House recently convened the 11th Inter African Committee annual conference and the 5th Nordic Gambia Investment forum in Norway, Oslo.   Established in 2011, the inter African Committee is an NGO organisation targeting people of African descent with different cultural background in Norway.   Readers could recalled that tens of thousands of Gambians left the country during the repressive rule of former President Yayha Jammeh.  The weeklong event brought together Gambians from the Nordic countries, and government dignitaries to devise strategies for the Gambian diaspora to effectively contribute towards the socio-economic development of the country.  Musa Camara, the Director of Diaspora Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained the rationale of the Diaspora Directorate.  “The Diaspora Directorate was established at the MOFA in January 2018. The raison d’

MaJac Signs MOU With UTG

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  By Sheriff Saidykhan The Media Academy for Journalism and Communication (MaJac) in partnership with the University of The Gambia have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enable journalism students have enrolment from the media academy to the University.  Muhammed S Bah, the President of Gambia Press Union expressed delight and extended gratitude to the management and staff of the media academy for the significant achievement of the MOU.  “The MOU is now into action. We were able to held several meetings with the Dean of the school of Journalism and the media academy with the University of the Gambia. We had several meetings within myself and the board member of the media academy. And also we had meetings with other senior staff of the University. This MOU is very important. The rationale behind is to have a strong partnership between the two schools,” said Muhammed S Bah. He made these remarks during an interview with The Outpost yesterday through WhatsApp.  The si

The Gridlock Traffic: Passengers Laments Frustration Over Traffic Congestion

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     By Sheriff Saidykhan  Passengers across the metropolitan areas of the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) have lamented their growing frustrations over the frequent traffic congestion in the country.  This negative trend have compelled many drivers to take a huge diversion, due to traffic congestion of vehicles in the highway. This reporter was out and about in the metropolitan areas to look into the constraints of passengers, during traffic congestion.  Lamin Jammeh, a frequent traveller from Latrikunda Sabiji to Westfield said the wrong parking of vehicles along the highway, is the main factor of the traffic congestion.  The predicaments of the traffic congestion he said, normally resulted to shortages of vehicles in the morning.  “The habit of some drivers packing their vehicles along the road which obstruct the smooth movement of the traffic. Nearly all the workers goes to the same direction in the morning and in the evening is the same thing, so this causes shortages of vehicles

Inside Inspiring Young Stars Full-Circle Learning

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  By Sheriff Saidykhan  Amid the growing demand for quality education in the country, Inspiring Young Stars, a non-profit organisation have launched the full-Circle learning (FCL) in various schools. Full-Circle Learning, as an independent organization, exists to help young people for them to embrace their roles as society’s humanitarians and change agents.  Educators from almost every continent have discovered their capacity to transform their communities through Full-Circle Learning teacher training programs and direct service to students and schools.  This reporter was given a rare glimpse of various schools that benefitted from the Full-Circle Learning. At the Royal Seeds Academy school in Tallinding over 57 students benefited from the Full-Circle Learning.  The students and teachers met the participants to familiarise themselves on a field-trip at the convent and a tour at the Bundung Maternal and Child Health  Care Hospital facility to see first hand how many cases come to the ho