Amnesty Int’l group commemorates World Human Rights Day

Mamos Media

By Adama Tine 

Amnesty International-Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) Group over the weekend joined the rest of the world to commemorate World Human Rights Day.

The commemoration was held at the Law Faculty Auditorium at the University of The Gambia (UTG) under the theme: Equality – Reducing Inequalities and Enhancing Human Rights.”

Muhammed Hydara, the KMC Amnesty International President said: “Human Rights is an issue that needs to be talked about because of its importance. Human quality should be respected, thus it is significant to commemorate the day as it shows the core value of human beings all around the world.”

He disclosed that they have sent their six-points policy to the government though they have all not signed it, and it needs to be endorsed as they want to enhance social rights that need to be enjoyed by everyone.

Among other things, he said the group is to make sure that people’s voices are heard and raise awareness on human rights abuses that are happening in the country.

“Amnesty International has sent a very powerful message to all politicians during the election period,” he added.

He urged those that have not signed the six-point policy to do so, because the policy is to ensure that the fundamental rights of the people are guarded, and equal rights given to both men and women in the society.

According to him, one of the policies is to allow peaceful assembly of citizens to ensure that citizens show their concerns, and also hold government accountable.

“We look forward to have a very good Amnesty structure in The Gambia,” he also said.

Mustapha Manneh, a human rights advocate highlighted the importance of celebrating the day, saying the annual event reminded them of the people who have sacrificed for the country and the world at large.

“We are all paying the same taxes, therefore, when it comes to social amenities, we all deserve equal opportunities. Inequalities start from us in our homes. We cannot eradicate inequalities if we do not stop activities that can bring about inequality in our homes,” he said.


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