Gambian civil society organizations (CSOs) are calling for comprehensive institutional reforms to make the Gambia succeed post Yahya Jammeh-era as they criticize the current government of Adama Barrow of leading a haphazard approach to reforming national institutions.
They cite a selective approach to prosecuting and punishing individuals and entities that rubbed the Gambian state during the regime of the exiled former President Yahya Jammeh.
The CSOs made their concerns known during a one-day webinar on Tuesday, hosted by the West Africa Civil Society Institute in partnership with the Innovation for Change-Africa Hub.
The meeting brought together Gambian civil society actors to provide perspectives on the state of democracy and governance in the Gambia, within the context of the 2021 December elections.
One of the participants, former Gambian Vice President Fatoumatta Tamba-jang, had this to say.