COULD A NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEMBER OR A PERSON WITH DUAL CITIZENSHIP OR AN INEXPERIENCED PERSON BE QUALIFIED TO BE APPOINTED AS A CABINET MINISTER?

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COULD A NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEMBER OR A PERSON WITH DUAL CITIZENSHIP OR AN INEXPERIENCED PERSON BE QUALIFIED TO BE APPOINTED AS A CABINET MINISTER?

 According to section 71(2), “A person shall not be qualified to be appointed or hold the office of a Minister if, he or she is a member of the National Assembly or if he or she holds the citizenship or nationality of any country other than The Gambia.

According to section 72 (1), the President shall have regard to the desirability of ensuring that such responsibilities are entrusted to competent persons with relevant qualifications or experience.

 

ECOMIG HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE

 By Aja Musu Bah Daffeh

ECOWAS troops in The Gambia Monday 30th January 2017, held a press conference at the ECOMIG force headquarters at Bakau opposite Fajara Barracks. The conference centred on the troops mandate and missions as well as the safety measures they took in order to maintain peace and security in the country.

Speaking at the conference, Commander Francoise Ndiaye, the General Division Force Commander of the ECOWAS Mission Continue reading

OUSMAN JAMMEH RELEASED FROM INCOMMUNICADO DETENTION

By Mustapha Jallow

Former deputy minister of agriculture, Mr. Ousman Jammeh, who was released on 23 January, 2017 around 4pm said he is willing to sue ex-president Yahya Jammeh for illegally detaining him without trial and denying him access to his family and friends.

Mr. Jammeh said this during a brief interview on Friday, 27 January, at his residence in Kanifing South following his release from detention by the new government. Continue reading

UDP’s Amadou Sanneh released from prison

By Kebba Jeffang

The national treasurer of the United Democratic Party (UDP) Amadou Sanneh was confirmed released on Monday, 30th January, 2016 from Mile 2 prison after serving 3 of his 5 year jail term.

The party’s deputy administrative secretary Alagie S. Darboe confirmed this report last night. However, he could not tell on what condition he was released. A family source also confirmed his release. Attempts to reach the UDP party leader, Continue reading