Adama Barrow Changes Gambia To "Republic Of" From "Islamic Republic Of" Named By Jammeh

Date: 29-01-2017 9:25 am (4 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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The Gambian President Adama Barrow said Saturday that every aspect of his tiny west African state would need an overhaul after ex-leader Yahya Jammeh's 22-year rule, but that its dreaded secret police would remain.



Barrow faces an uphill task after taking over from Jammeh, who left behind a dysfunctional economy and allegedly emptied state coffers ahead of his departure.

Rights group blame the notorious National Intelligence Agency (NIA) under his longtime control for forced disappearances and torture.

Barrow said the NIA was "an institution that has to continue", but that its name would be changed and training would be given to its operatives.

"The rule of the law, that will be the order of the day," he said.

Barrow also addressed one of Jammeh's most controversial declarations, from 2015, that The Gambia was an "Islamic republic".

Barrow, in contrast, insisted the country -- whose population is 90 percent Muslim, with the rest Christian and animist -- was a republic, "not the Islamic republic".

Civil servants would likely return to a five-day work week, breaking with Jammeh's rule that Friday was a day off in line with his Islamic republic rules.

"My government is going to look at every avenue and there will be a complete overhaul of the system," Barrow said, speaking at his first press conference since arriving back from Senegal.

The president promised his cabinet would be named early next week so that he could "get the ball rolling", adding he would receive the first comprehensive information about the state of the nation's finances also on Monday or Tuesday.


Posted: at 29-01-2017 09:25 AM (4 years ago) | Hero
- angesco at 29-01-2017 10:13 AM (4 years ago)
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Good on him.

Gambia is made for ALL.

 
Posted: at 29-01-2017 10:13 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Tripleflash at 29-01-2017 10:36 AM (4 years ago)
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Way long overdue. It's bout time.
Posted: at 29-01-2017 10:36 AM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- gogoman at 29-01-2017 11:12 AM (4 years ago)
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Name na nothing! get to work and do better thing
Posted: at 29-01-2017 11:12 AM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- beneno at 29-01-2017 11:31 AM (4 years ago)
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Nice one  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 29-01-2017 11:31 AM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- jeroba1 at 29-01-2017 12:00 PM (4 years ago)
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Gambia will be great again.
Posted: at 29-01-2017 12:00 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- james987 at 29-01-2017 12:01 PM (4 years ago)
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OK na Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes I go talk am again,make una no complain later Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 29-01-2017 12:01 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- akinmanchy at 29-01-2017 04:05 PM (4 years ago)
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Yes Gambia for all. Nice one Mr president

Posted: at 29-01-2017 04:05 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- kacylee at 29-01-2017 04:35 PM (4 years ago)
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nice move

Posted: at 29-01-2017 04:35 PM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Abogado at 29-01-2017 05:15 PM (4 years ago)
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WELL SAID MR.BARROW
Posted: at 29-01-2017 05:15 PM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chukkychukky at 29-01-2017 05:36 PM (4 years ago)
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long live Barrow

Posted: at 29-01-2017 05:36 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- proly at 29-01-2017 07:51 PM (4 years ago)
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Nice one...
Posted: at 29-01-2017 07:51 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- proly at 29-01-2017 07:53 PM (4 years ago)
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Nice one...
Posted: at 29-01-2017 07:53 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- Larry28 at 9-03-2017 02:09 PM (4 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 9-03-2017 02:09 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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