Fellow Gambians at home and abroad, I submit to you that; “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Fellow Gambians, It is regrettably embarrassing for a government governing a population of over 1.5million people to rely on one individual as the most competent in the whole nation to occupy the office of the Vice President despite the Constitution which is the supreme law of the land disqualifying the individual from wearing the hat.
It’s crystal clear to every right thinking member of our beloved country that the heap of promises said during the “give me your vote” period are unrealistic and unachievable and it is to this effect that they ( the government )are busy attributing their own created in action on the former government; it was conspicuously asserted by the echelons of the coalition government that they will enhance and deeply instill the spirit of democracy, rule of law as well as promote our God given rights alias human rights and yet they are deliberately butchering the content of the legal document that contains the modus operandi of the government and the people only to satisfy few individuals at the expense of the masses.Fellow Gambians at home and abroad, I submit to you that the reconciliatory agenda of government is only pronounced by word of mouth and nothing more; it is evident that the present day government does not want to heal the wounds created by the political indifference otherwise tell me who would use salt to dress a bleeding wound. What do I mean?? If it is actually real that the government wants to bridge the already created political indifference then why the witch-hunting of prolific opposition supporters, high level of selective justice (NIA 9 is one aspect of selective justice), engineering of fear in one region of The Gambia ( Foni where an unconstitutional curfew was evinced) , deliberate killing of a country man (Haruna Jatta )who was peacefully protesting with his community members by members of the Senegalese military personals stationed at Kanilai which the government is yet to do nothing about; and a host of bullying and vilification of APRC supporters.
The funniest aspect of it is, men and women who are portrayed as champions of democracy mutedly speak about the Kanilia incident because some coins are dropped in their pockets as consideration for their silence.
These purported vanguards of democracy were the very people asking daily questions about a country man that they alleged Jammeh of killing. My question is, why is the same thing not done for Haruna Jatta? ” who killed Haruna Jatta” and when will his murderers be brought to the temple of justice”???
Conscious or not, believing it or not, we (Gambians) are equally determined to see to it that, Justice will one day be served for Haruna Jatta, and we will not and shall never-ever relent in our pursuit of justice for Haruna Jatta, because of every life matters.
We (The Gambians) will continue to draw the attention of the government, ECOWAS, A.U. and the rest of the international community; that, until and unless the killers are brought to book, Haruna’s story will forever surface.
The above-highlighted incidents and a lot of unsaid ones stand firm to make right thinking Gambians realize that reconciliation is just a mere puff and nothing more.
Authored By An Insider, Going By The Pen Name…
***THE VOICE OF CONSCIENCE***
EDITOR’S NOTE: Another excellent piece my beloved brother. I sincerely hope that your knuckleheaded boss will start listening to people like yourself and not idiotic fools like Bamba Mass and his Elks. You are such an honest man of integrity and wisdom.
Tribalism is indeed a destructive philosophy; so it is rather unfortunate to be seeing ‘Adama Barrow and his government’ openly indulging themselves in such a dirty kind of politics, double standards because of their waywardness.
Thank you ever so much. Keep writing. We very much encourage you and many others who may want to speak the truth and not lies.
We salute You – The Voice Of Conscience.