Mar 11, 2022, 12:50 PM
Parliamentary election forms an important cornerstone in any country’s democratic dispensation. However, the parliament can only play this pivotal role, if voters elect competent people who can steer the driving wheel.
Thomas Jefferson has once famously states that he hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Jefferson wrote those words 244 years ago.
And still in some countries, for over generations, these ancient code of social backwardness known as the caste system and others have defined how people live and whom they marry. It doesn’t only stops from The Gambia, but even in the U.S., a country that calls itself beacon of democracy is grappling the world’s biggest systemic racism, which needs to be diagnosed and treated as well.
Despite modernisation cum civilisation and even reform efforts, this deep-rooted prejudices and entitlement hold firm among higher castes in some community in The Gambia, while those on the lowest class still face marginalisation, discrimination and violence.
"The caste systems of sex and race are inter- dependent and can only be uprooted together."
The pan-African economy is enduring its first extreme recession in 25 years. How do we improve financing to the private sector engine of the African economy?
Ten thousand years of protracted and increasing interaction between humans and their environment has influenced, beside the quality of ecosystems, also our quality of life, healthy life span, and health inequalities.