January 28, 2013
On 4 days of Official Work: An Open Letter to The President
Discussions among Gambians over the past week have been centered on the recent announcement that effective February 1st, 2013, the official workweek will be reduced from 5 days to 4 days. From elites and intellectuals in offices and online; home and abroad, to university and high school students in taxis, to the average man and woman on the streets and in market places, discussions have continued and I’ve heard many view points. There are many talking points, opinions and sentiments. However, the one common sentiment I have ascertained from all the discussions I’ve heard is UNCERTAINTY! Too many Gambians are unsure and afraid of what this change will mean to their daily lives and livelihood; social and economic.