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CRC extends deadline for submission of comments on draft constitution

Dec 19, 2019, 2:53 PM

The Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) announced it is extending the deadline of public consultation period to Tuesday, 31st December, 2019. This decision comes in the wake of numerous requests it has received to extend the period of public consultation on the Draft Constitution.

“Persons wishing to make written contributions to the CRC are encouraged to do so no later than 2:00 p.m. on the stated deadline. No further written contributions will be received beyond the stated deadline,” the Commission says in a press release.

“The Constitutional Review Commission wishes to thank all those persons who have demonstrated keen interest in the Draft Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia by either attending and participating in the CRC’s direct face-to-face public consultations around the country or submitting written contributions. The CRC is equally grateful to those persons who have arranged and/or participated in other forms of public discussion to create awareness regarding the provisions of the Draft Constitution. The CRC also recognises the expressions of support for the Draft Constitution from the general public. In addition, the CRC is enormously grateful to the media houses and their practitioners for keeping the spirit of the Media-CRC partnership active and true to form.”

“The CRC assures the general public that the opinions received will be properly reviewed and factored, as appropriate, in finalising the Draft Constitution.”