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A BOOK OF FICTION COULD SOMEHOW DEPICT THE REAL LIFE SITUATION

Never for once, have I thought that the title of a book of fiction could somehow depict the real life situation of a country that claims to be democratic and defender of rule of law.

But George Orwell has been vindicated: “all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than the others”

Your Excellency, should I remind you that the imposition of Covid-19 restriction such as banning of public gatherings and closure of open markets or “Lumo” and educational institutes by your government are affecting people in certain walks of life.

For example, the restrictions have seriously deprived poor farmers an avenue to sell their produces at weekly open markets locally  referred to “lumo”, living them hopeless in life. Also, skills and vocational training institutes have been forced to close in other to avoid crowds and curb the spread of covid-19.

Your Excellency, we have seen you in the midst of a crowd when were the laying the foundation stone of a road project in Niumi. How do you justify the crowd around you all in the name of laying foundation stone of a road?

What assurance do we have that the crowd at the event, are immune to coronavirus or are not possible carriers of virus.

Second, are you and your entourage above the law which ban public gatherings?

Without answer to this question, it will be true that all animals are equal but some are more equal than the others. Meaning, you and your executive are not equal to the citizens when it comes to the law that ban public gatherings.

Have a good day your Excellency and please note: Let justice guide our actions towards the common good.

~ Modou Lamin Joof

 

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