- D.A. Jawo lambasts President Barrow for neglecting women in appointments .
A former minister of information and communication technology mr D.A Jawo said there is no doubt that a majority of Gambians, particularly the women, were disappointed that President Barrow has again chosen a man as Vice President . Mr. Jawo recently commented while reacting to the appointment of a male VP.
“. It is quite hard to understand why he has once again bypassed the women, who not only form more than 50 percent of the population, but they are also 56 percent of those registered to vote. It appears that he has not only taken them for granted but he has shown his government’s gender insensitivity. That is quite evident in most of his appointments in government agencies and institutions. ”
Mr. Jawo referred to the Public Service Commission (PSC), which he observed for the very first time since independence, seems to comprise only men, as if women do not matter in such an important public institution.
“Also, while the Barrow administration started with at least two women regional governors, presently, there is none. It appears that President Barrow hardly thinks about the women when he is making such appointments.”