I commend the President for responding to our call for the declaration of a State of Emergency, However, the law is very clear: a state of emergency is an abnormality and must be time bound. The President’s address did not state the duration of the new imposition. This MUST be publicly declared. It is a requirement of the law, and the State House has to issue an addendum.
Having said that, I urge all of us to support our country and comply with the new additional measures imposed.
State of emergency is the same as state of public emergency. There is no operational difference in law…just nomenclature.
Lastly, I encourage the Government to adopt my proposal for a Relief Package of 500Million Dalasi for 100,000 most needy Gambian families at five thousand Dalasi per family.
God Bless the Republic of The Gambia!