Mariam Denton is Speaker of the National Assembly

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Mariam Jack-Denton has been appointed as the new Speaker of the National Assembly at a ceremony held yesterday at the National Assembly Building in Banjul.

Hon. Mariam Jack Denton, who is a legal practitioner, is daughter to Alieu Sulayman Jack was also the second Speaker of the National Assembly from 1962 to 1972.

After her swearing-in as the new Speaker of the House, she said it was with immense pleasure and deep sense of humility that she accepted the position of the Speaker of the National Assembly.

She thanked President Adama Barrow for nominating her as member of the National Assembly and also commended members of the National Assembly for electing her as Speaker of the House.

“I’m honoured by the confidence and trust that President Adama Barrow and members of the National Assembly have in me by respectively nominating and electing me to this highest office,” she said.

The new Speaker promised to do her utmost best to live up to expectations, saying she will at all times endeavour to uphold the provisions of the constitution of the Republic of The Gambia and the standing order of the National Assembly in the performance of her duties and responsibilities as Speaker of the National Assembly.

She said she would strive to discharge her functions with the impartiality    expected of the office of Speaker of the House as well as with the responsibility of maintaining the dignity of the office.

“I look further to working with you in all sides of the National Assembly as well as other branches of government so that together we can achieve laudable and noble objectives of ensuring that the welfare of the people of The Gambia is always paramount,” the new Speaker said.

Author: Kaddijatou Jawo
Source: Picture: Hon. Mariam Jack-Denton, New NA Speaker