Since the coming into office, the government of President Adama Barrow did institute many commissions, and enquires and many of those committee’s jobs remain unfinished, why?
The controversial Faraba Banta Commissions have done a very good job and advanced many recommendations but yet nothing had come out of those recommendations. The land disputes at Gunjur Berending again there are not much heard of that. In both cases the villages have loss of lives, in Faraba more than at least two or more.
The agriculture fertilizer scandal, where a former agriculture minister in the person of Omar Jallow was mentioned is a case in hand where up to date not much is heard of the case. There was no prosecution so far, even though at one point in time the government said the reports were received and the Office of the President is waiting to be advised.
The diplomatic pass port scandal has also faded away. The nation was informed that some people were helping the police in their investigations into the matter; like the previous cases that has died away since. Also it was reported at one point that in the middle of the investigations a key suspect absconded. As you read this piece of editorial, the diplomatic passport scandal if not dead has gone under the carpet.
The Janneh Commission did a fantastic job by unveiling, millions of dalasi ill-gotten by the Jammeh regime. However many of the recommendations advanced by the commission is not implemented.
A gun investigative panel was also set up here and little or nothing is heard of the conclusions of that investigations.
In recent times the Gambia is gradually turning into a drug hub; as seizures of huge quantities are intercepted at short intervals.
Last week the Drug enforcement Agency did intercept over 20 tons cocaine. Will we see to the end of these investigations, or will it be like any of the above unfinished investigations is anybody’s guess.
The Barrow administration must not waste resources and valuable time to come up with results and implement recommendations of various commissions.