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PAC/PEC defers GCCPC for absence of board chairperson

Apr 13, 2016, 9:56 AM | Article By: Kaddijatou Jawo

The joint session of the Public Accounts and Public Enterprises committees (PAC/PEC) of the National Assembly yesterday deferred consideration of the Gambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (GCCPC) report, due to the absence of some of their board members.

As a result, they were not allowed to present their annual activity report and financial statement for the year under review.

Lamin Bojang, GCCPC Director of Economic Analysis, said their chairperson was in Niamina Dankunku and could not make it to the PAC/PEC session.

Hon. Speaker Abdoulie Bojang told members of GCCPC that the committee could not hear their report in the absence of the chairperson, because she could not come and could not delegate someone in her name.

Hearing would not take place without her presence or direct representation, he said, adding that the PAC/PEC would find it “very difficult” to receive and listen to their report.

The GCCPC officials were then told to go back until they were called upon to present their report, and with a complete set of board members, “most importantly the chairperson”.