As The Gambia heads to the polls in 5 months, the political atmosphere remains volatile as the emergence of new political parties and political propaganda
WHO WE ARE
Gambia Participates is a youth-led civil society organization that focuses on enhancing transparency and accountability in the public sector. We are work in the area of Anti-corruption, fighting against corruption in The Gambia by leveraging modern digital tools and other methods to track the expenditures of the government, and to engage people on these expenditures.
At Gambia Participates, we believe that each and every citizen should know how they are being governed and that they have the right to take part in the decision-making processes of their country. We, therefore, help Gambians know and understand important state affairs, often by simplifying relevant information and bringing it closer to the people so that they can actively participate.
Gambia Participates creates a lot of platforms in which citizens are sensitized about their rights towards the government and are given the chance to raise their concerns as well.
CIVIL SOCIETY SEEKS COURT ACTION OVER DECISION BY NAMS TO AWARD THEMSELVES 54.4 MILLION BUILDING LOANS Two leading CSO groups, Gambia Participates and Centre for
KHARAFI IN KAFUTA
This Participatory Video, produced by the people of Kafuta, in the West Coast Region of The Gambia looks into the contentious issue of land grabbing which has plagued them for the past 14 years or so. It highlights the stories of residents of Kafuta, who as a community had suffered from the occupation of a vast area of their farmlands by The Karafi Group, denying them access to utilize it for their farming activities, which is the main economic activity of the community.
MALADIES IN BABYLON
This Participatory Video, produced by the people of Lamin, Makumbaya, and Mandinari, in the West Coast Region of The Gambia looks into the contentious issue of land grabbing. It captures the ordeal of land owners from three communities, regarding the forceful seize and sale of their lands by one Lamin Jarju, a resident of Babylon who has claimed ownership of and chieftaincy over the said farmlands.