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GAMBIA UNREPORTED – LAMIN MARONG’S CASE – PART 1

Your A B C and 1 2 3 of Political Economy By Sarjo Bayang Part 17: Balance Sheet of The Nation

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SARJO BAYANG-A SOCIAL THINKER

For individuals, organisations and nations, borrowing is one of sources that fuels the economic engine. Government borrowing usually gets done behind closed doors where the deal is sealed without some of us being consulted or simply informed.

What we may not also know is that any person, organisation, institution or nation that has assets at hand also keeps a load on the head. Just like lending institutions including banks, a Balance Sheet reveals net worth in clear picture.

When you see a person, institution or government with possessions, they may also be owing others. Direct borrowing is when money or material is received and to be paid for at agreed terms. Until the final payment is made, the borrower has a bundle of liability to carry.

Governments, individuals

Sulayman Jeng @ May 13, 2018

UDP AND THE POLITICAL REALISM OF NEW GAMBIA

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Sulayman Jeng

The proverbial dictum “numbers don’t lie” has stamped its truthfulness in the just concluded local government election results in new Gambia. What many ran away into solace with is the notion that social media is the sculptor of our Gambian election outcome. As such, we caressingly deduct social media activism particularly Facebook lives actualise votes on pooling day. This inconclusive notion lends support to the assumption that the numbers that go to support candidates on nomination day and to some campaign venues comfortably signals victory. Tested experience has proven that most of such numbers on the ground and support by diaspora activists on social media never translated into actual votes. Unlike Dr Ceesay’s failed prediction of the Banjul mayoral results, my assertion is amply demonstrated in results. For instance, if my claim is as shallow as his Lizzie

Sulayman Jeng @ May 13, 2018

GAMBIAN ECONOMY WILL NOT GROW WITHOUT ENHANCING PRIVATE SECTOR ENTERPRISES

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SARJO BAYANG-A SOCIAL THINKER

Overall orientation and focus of Gambia’s Trade Policy is more external driven; far from home. Going by World Trade Organisation WTO 2018 Review Report, everything about Gambia tilts towards window dressing of the economy to suit agenda of external development partners. The World Trade Organisation WTO terms must be met before they accept Gambia as Trading Partner in the global arena.

Private sector engagement is not given serious commitment except for what external development partners prefer to accept. There is no mention of any suitable economic model that suits development requirements for Gambia.

Failure to formulate the right policy and most readily applicable economic model is critical imbalance when seeking to redress harshly imposed challenges like what Gambia faces. In the review report there is no mention of

Sulayman Jeng @ May 8, 2018

VICTIMS OF YAHYA ARE VICTIMS OF BARROW AND VICTIMS OF THE GAMBIA

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BURAMA JAMMEH

JUSTICE FIRST!
JUSTICE LAST!
JUSTICE FOR ONE!
JUSTICE FOR ALL!

One of the enduring pain of Yahya’s reign is total and inhuman disregard to LIFE and other RIGHTS of The Sovereign people of The Gambia:

THE KILLED – 10s, 100s or even 1000s of our citizens were killed. Since there are no official accounting of these people no one knows the exact number. What is known to us are famous names and/or those involved or caught up in some widely reported events such as April 10/11 Student demonstration.

THE MYSTEROUSLY DISAPPEARED – there are handful of people who are reported missing and their whereabouts are up to this day a mystery to their loves and Gambians in general. One such person is Foday Makalo, one-time popular Opposition

Sulayman Jeng @ May 2, 2018

Your A B C and 1 2 3 of Political Economic Part 16: Wealth Creation and Poverty

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SARJO BAYANG-A SOCIAL THINKER

Having to share the national wealth into equal portion for each member of society when everyone is not contributing to creation of that wealth by equal commitment will not be fairest deal. 

Rich and poor have their different challenges. Those with larger share of the collective wealth strive to keep the balance for longest time. The poor on their part have no fear of fall. They need daily meals and simple smile on the face some of us may take for granted.

Cashflow moving one direction ends up in the hands of those running fast enough to catch pace with speed beyond flying objects.

Minting more coins and printing additional bank notes is no quick solution to free the rest of us from the cash trap

Sulayman Jeng @ April 24, 2018

Your A B C and 1 2 3 of Political Economy Part 15: Corruption

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SARJO BAYANG-A SOCIAL THINKER

Talking about corruption, someone said it is like a chunk of honey comb. That those who have it locked in their jaws cannot pronounce the name.  

According to right thinking members of society, who may not always have any influence over matters, injustice is corruption by extension.                                                                                                 

Laws become corrupt when they prevail without proper balance of justice. Legal injustice is a matter for the courtroom. Economic injustice raises moral questions.

Naming the devil and here comes one with many identities. Corruption traps are visible to curious observers every step of the way.

Without careful attention, many people easily fall into the trap of corruption and not knowing. Corruption and injustice are twin evils bearing slightly different names.

Legal and economic injustice of corruption

Do we need

Sulayman Jeng @ April 24, 2018

YOUR A B C AND 1 2 3 POLITICAL ECONOMY

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SARJO BAYANG-A SOCIAL THINKER

Part 12: What A B C and 1 2 3 of Political Economy mean

About politics in relation to economic reality of society, both prevail with numbers and letters. The count begins with period in political office according to the constitution. Numbers extend to include economic value translated in money count. Lettering spells out who the rulers are and those to be ruled on what terms. It also includes what will be provided during a term of political office. Thus, we have A B C and 1 2 3 of Political Economy in perspective.

Curious about why social reality linked to the economy gained the popular name political science, I decided thinking outside the box in exploration for clarity.
The more I tried to accept political

Sulayman Jeng @ March 24, 2018

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