Ibn Chambas commends Gambia for launch of NDP

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Ibn Chambas, the special representative of UN secretary general has commended the Gambian authorities for the launch of the National Development Plan (NDP) on February 6 and the articulation of the next steps towards its implementation.

Mr. Chambas who is also the head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), was on a three-day visit to The Gambia, according to a media dispatch.

The objective of his visit was to renew UN’s engagement to support the authorities of The Gambia in their efforts towards the implementation of new and vital reforms.

During his visit, Mohamed Ibn Chambas met with members of the government, the United Nations Country Team, the diplomatic corps, development partners, the Independent Electoral Commission, representatives of the Inter Party Committee and civil society organisations.

He also met with His Excellency President Barrow and Vice-President Fatoumata Jallow-Tambanjang.

He welcomed the passing of the laws establishing a Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission, a National Human Rights Commission and a Constitutional Review Commission in December 2017.

He equally commended the government for preparing the ground for the selection of the members of the various commissions and called on the people of The Gambia to fully participate in the transitional justice and constitutional reform processes. The special rep. of the United Nations Secretary-General encourages all Gambians to work hand in hand to bring about peace and prosperity to the country.