CRC begins national pre-consultation meetings

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) will embark on a series of national pre-consultation visits starting Wednesday 26th of September 2018.

The team’s first meeting will be in Kerewan, North Bank Region where they will make their first stop as part of the pre-consultation meetings scheduled with regional governors, chiefs and regional representatives of key stakeholders across the country.

The chairperson of the CRC, Justice Cherno Jallow, QC, the pre-consultation nationwide visits are part of the activities outlined in the CRC Action Plan covering the period June 2018 to November 2019.

“The CRC is well poised to consult extensively with the citizenry through a participatory approach to ensure  a positive  and meaningful engagement with Gambians during the actual face-to-face public consultation due to commence in October 2018” Justice Cherno Jallow, QC, added. 

“The meeting with these leaders and key stakeholders would encourage mobilization and greater participation of the people and give them strong assurance that their opinions and contributions are crucial in the constitution-making process”, Justice Jallow pronounced. 

He added that: “The pre-consultation will also enable the CRC, in partnership with the National Council for Civic Education (NCCE), to discuss issues relating to the constitutional review process, how Gambian communities can aid the process, outline the importance of civic education to the overall constitutional review process and thus ensure greater public understanding and appreciation of the issues that may become the subject of discussion during the public consultations.”