HAS THE PROCLAMATION OF THE PRESIDENT ON THE FIRST SESSION OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BEEN PUBLISHED?

QUESTION OF THE DAY

HAS THE PROCLAMATION OF THE PRESIDENT ON THE FIRST SESSION OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BEEN PUBLISHED?

Section 97 of the Constitution requires the president to indicate the place of the first session of the National Assembly after a national assembly election by proclamation. But for this to have the force of law it should be published in the Gambia Gazette. Our enquiry yesterday from the printer of The Gambia Gazette is that it has not yet been published.

To insist in maintaining a position after erring tantamount to impunity. What Gambians united and fought for was not merely to remove Yahya Jammeh from power but to fight impunity. The executive should take note.

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY NAMs raise interesting points

Abdoulai G. Dibba

The Members of the new National Assembly ended its adjournment debate on Tuesday April 24, 2017.

Before the commencement of the adjournment debate, the Speaker informed the Members that according to section 9(4) of the Standing Orders, on the completion of business at the last sitting of each meeting, the Majority Leader, or the Minority Leader or in their absence any other Member shall move a motion for the adjournment of the Assembly sine die. Continue reading

My husband is still detained

By Mustapha Jallow

Kadijatou Gibba Nyassi, wife of a detained commercial van driver, yesterday told Foroyaa that her husband, Bunja Nyassi, is still held in detention.

‘‘I am calling on the new government to release my husband as he has been detained for more than 72 hour,’’ she said.

Mrs.Gibba Nyassi indicated that the Military police have allowed them to be visiting him or bringing food and Continue reading