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The Sunday Beach issue

Jun 19, 2013, 11:02 AM

It is not an over-exaggeration to say that the ‘Sunday Beach’ is doing more harm than good in our society.

The architects of this affair might have good reasons and intentions of doing it, but we must look at both its merits and demerits to determine what is best for our children.

The issue has now become a public discussion in every corner of the Gambian society. A certain segment of the society, especially the young ones, are the ones most often seen in support of it. But to tell the truth, it has started to take its tolls on our younger ones.

How could our children be allowed go to the beaches up till very late in the night? 

Parents should not allow their children to go on the beach, only to idle the hours away. At times they stay there for the better part of the night.

It’s the moral responsibility of parents to see to it that their children receive parental discipline and home training. They must not be left to be loitering on the beaches for no genuine cause.

What is judicious is genuine, and what is genuine is judicious. 

Let us try to keep alive our cherished norms and values, and stick to those old days when children and wives would not leave the home without the consent of the head of the family.

Worst of all, some of these girls on the beach dress in ungodly manners only to attract their male counterparts to look at them with sexual passion.

These and a host of other factors are some of the reasons responsible for rape in our society as some people find it difficult to resist the temptation of such advances by girls, who find pleasure in making several lovers by exposing some of the most sensitive parts of their body to the boys.

‘The upbringing of our future leaders should be the responsibility of all and sundry’