On Maintenance of Peace

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Peace is indispensable in the development of any nation. The Gambia is a beacon of hope throughout the world when it comes to its citizens’ peaceful coexistence irrespective of one’s religious or ethnic affiliation. Therefore, any action geared towards jeopardizing that should be condemned by all outright and must not be compromised by any.

We should jealously safeguard the peaceful nature of this country in order to consolidate the gains that we have attained as a nation.

As Gautama Buddha famously put it to enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

The recent clashes in Faraba between personnel of the Police Intervention Unit and residents of the Faraba in Kombo East, which led to the shooting dead of two people, with six other sustaining injuries is not only worrying, but disturbing as well. It is high time we as Gambians embrace one and another in the spirit of oneness and as one family instead of harming each other much more to sit another down with a gun.

This country belongs to us all and no one religion, tribe or group can claim ownership of it.

It is therefore incumbent upon every citizen to always nurture and pray for peace and stability but not violence.

So therefore, national building calls for collective service so as to render as much service with excellent and attitude to develop this great country of ours.

It is true that Rome was not built in a day and so is it the case that Rome was built by none but the Romans.

A Guest Editorial