Dr. Tijan Sallah Colleagues, I have been thinking a lot lately about Banjul, our capital city. I wanted to provide ideas for our national government hoping the ideas find some receptive ears. Banjul needs attention for it has been in a stationary or regressing state for a long time. If, as an anecdote, we were to revive the last colonial governor of the Gambia and drive him through Banjul and through Sere Kunda and its suburbs. He will likely be able to recognize Banjul but not Sere Kunda and its suburbs. The point of this colorful anecdote is that Banjul has changed so little or even become a lot worse, because of neglect and population pressure.It needs development attention. Michael Lipton developed the concept of”urban bias” in development policy, but I would argue that Banjul suffers from “urban snub.” Successive governments have bypassed it for the hinterland, and this is not good policy if the country’s development is to be accelerated and balanced. Banjul has elected a new mayor, and it is a woman. This is wonderful news! I think male leadership has failed the African continent so miserably, except for a few outliers, that it is perhaps time to try… Read full this story
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