By Alex Darboe

Gambians are the most interesting human beings in the world.Our young people fill up the stadium for music concerts and religious gatherings and yet can’t take to the streets to save their own lives.

Young people are dying daily due to poorly equipped hospitals and all we do is pray to a God above that will never come down to save us.

We happily beg donations for our sick and poor but can’t force the government to take care of the poorest and most vulnerable in our society.


No body should ever go through the humiliation and indignity of begging the public for money to pay their health care bills to stay alive.

We need to decolonize our minds from religious beliefs that don’t serve us.We need a cultural revolution.Why spend millions on religious houses while our hospitals and schools become cesspits of criminal incompetence with catastrophic consequences?

It’s not our lot in life to die of simple diseases and crushing poverty without relief to our existential misery.

Gambia is tossed.No jobs.No light.No water for the people.There is no light at the end of the tunnel.I can’t believe I celebrated Jammeh’s removal for a worse government.

The writer, Alhassan Alex Darboe, is based in the United States.