Gambia Police Grants Permission for Peaceful Assembly Against NAWEC

EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul THE GAMBIA: Office of the Inspector General of The Gambia Police Force has granted permission with condition for a peaceful assembly against the country’s power house NAWEC slated for November 12. A letter of permit for the assembly from the Police dictated that only a Public Address System (PAS) must be used during the gathering and will be only restricted between NAWEC and DHL feeder road between 3pm to 4pm.
The police said the gathering must also be conducted only within the time given in the approved letter. Since the defeat of Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh and his going into exile in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in January, the country’s power house has been crippling with erratic power and water supply failure.
This led to a public outcry but it is not certain whether it was a deliberate act by the new government to reduce expenditure but it is causing the government a huge lose in revenue.
In the approval letter, the police also urged that the gathering must be conducted within the limits of the law and no derogatory words or remarks should be addressed to anybody that may eventually lead to the breach of peace. “Failure to comply will result to the revocation of this permit and may lead to criminal prosecution.”

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