Gambia: President Barrow Lifts Jammeh’s Gambling Ban
Gambling
The Gambian regime of President  Adam Barrow has lifted a presidential decree issued by his predecessor which banned lotteries, casinos and all forms of gambling in the small West African country.
The decision is part of the government’s plans to transform the Gambia into an attractive hub for investors and to create employment opportunities for youths.
The ban on gambling was imposed two years by former President Yahya Jammeh to end the ‘unethical and exploitative businesses’ as well as to safeguard and promote the welfare of the Gambian people.
Speaking at the time of the ban, Mr Jammeh said sports betting and gambling dens have in recent years mushroomed all over the country and pupils including seven year-olds often line at kiosks during school hours and spend their ‘lunch money’ on sports betting tickets. He added that many families now often go hungry because household incomes are wagered in gambling dens
He added that as Gambian society was built on the foundations of promoting positive social values like thrift and integrity rather than negative ones like greed and avarice, it is the duty of his government to safeguard and promote the welfare of his people.
The Gambling industry is one of the highest employers in the Gambia. The industry employs thousands of youths with decent wages and also pays millions in tax to the government.
Source : Jollofnews
  1. REAL GAMBIAN.

    President Adama Barrow should be very mindful of the Laws of Islam. He should ask the Islamic Scholars what Allah says about gambling but i think he knows that its very Haraaam. Adama Barrow is a very very confused President. He will take the country back to any haraam the just to please the West. I strongly believe that he will legalise Gayism and Lesbianism in our religious nation.
    It is very sad to say but our country The Gambia is still in the Ditch but this time around in a different version. I am beginning to believe that Barrow is really sleeping.
    We are being betrayed and our dreams stolen from us, we have been HIJACKED from the coalition by the UDP and the change that we fought together for.

  2. REAL GAMBIAN.

    Adama Barrow please please wake up, rise up to take your stands. You should be careful of the three hungry men around you..they are Ousainou Darboe, Mai Fatty n Amat Bah and stop sleeping in meetings.
    HOW can a president who is been entrusted a nation be sleeping 24/7. We did not vote for UDP to lead us, HELL NO, WE DID NOT. Barrow let nothing fool you and your team coaches we are going to come together again and come VERY HARD on you and we will start from banjulians to get you out where ever you may be. JUST WATCH OUT.
    Why are you keeping the vice presidents post for a someone and hold the whole nation at a HALT..WHY. WHY BARROW. YOU have to be a man and give this post to those who deserve it and keep the country moving.
    Halifa Sallah put his life at risk by staying in the country during the impasse and held the stearing wheel of the nation while some of the hungry wolf were under their wive/s arm pith and others like you ran away. You people are cowards because you ran away with your families and leave the people to die with their families and when ecomig forces finish killing everyone then you come back with your families to take over. IT WAS HALIFA SALLAH WHO WAS THERE FOR US BUT TODAY HE IS LABELED AS THE ENEMY. WAKE UP AND LIVE GAMBIANS, WAKE UP.
    Do you people want to tell Gambians that those who signed the coalition presidential three year term contract/agreement do not know the Gambia 5 year
    constitutional term ?????
    The reason why Darboe said that he will defend Barrrow in court to stay in power for five years is because they want to turn every thing we fought for to be UDPs and then Mandinkanise it too.
    We the people of Banjul and the other non mandinka tribes are WATCHING N WATCHING.

  3. Muhtarr Jarjusey

    Gambianko

    You sound like an embicile and a bloody tribalist. Being a Banjulian, what makes you different from any other Gambian? People no longer take such idiotic sentiments from idiots like you.
    For the purpose of national reconciliation, it is about time you leave mandinkas alone. Do you think mandinkas don’t have rights like other tribes? Yaya Jammeh brought this nonsense into your head. He was taught the appropriate lesson when he went all out to castigate and insult mandinkas openly. Do you want to be taught the same bitter lesson? Where were you when Ousainou Darboe was intercepted to tour the country from Fass Njagga Choi? Where were you when Femi Peters was jailed for using a microphone? Where were you when Ousainou Darboe was illegally prosecuted and sentenced to a jail term of 3 years with his entire executive and his daughter?
    I like people to criticise but I don’t like people being egoistic, tribalistic and seen to be pleasing others. Whether you like it or not, Mandinkas are here to stay like any other tribe; please try to be considerate. Both wives of Ousainou Darboe are from Banjul and Wollofs for that matter. Almost all his children were born here and not in his home village, how are you more Banjulian than Ousainou’ children. Your discrimination will take you backwards.
    So you the people of Banjul and non-mandinkas keeping watching; we are all under the guidance of Allah the all knowing.

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