#National News

Open Society Platform Gambia publishes first Newsletter edition 

Jan 31, 2022, 1:08 PM | Article By: Isatou Ceesay-Bah 

Open Society Platform Gambia (OSPG), a non-profitable organisation and a registered civil society organisation working in collaboration with both Government and Civil Society Organisation partners to foster an enabling environment for accountability and transparency through citizen engagement and dialogue with key state institutions on Friday published the first edition of its newsletter.

The launch was held at Tango.

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) Country Office in The Gambia under their Political Accountability, Inclusivity, and Resiliency Support (PAIRS) Program has implemented a local initiative that supports CSOs engaging the Government to implement key reforms that would create an open, transparent and accountable society.

The 6-page newsletter covers news reports in November and December 2021 on Transparency, Accountability, Corruption, Presidential Elections, Asset Declaration, TRRC and CSO activities in The Gambia. 

Abdoulie Jadama, OSPG Executive Director said the initiative would benefit the wider communities especially in geographical locations beyond the city of Banjul.

Mr Jadama urged Gambian journalists to go beyond their comfort zones in search for news about corruption. He also called on the Civil Society organisations to remain vigilant and watch for abuse of office by the three arms of Government.

He said OSPG remains committed to continue working with Government and partners to foster more responsive, accountable and a transparent system of governance.

Lala Touray, a program manager with the National Democratic Institute stated that they would continue to support OSPG with their technical assistance to ensure they continue working on the good initiatives that seeks to promote the consolidation of democracy by enhancing measures to make sure there is promotion of accountability and transparency.