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Draft Constitution to be presented to National Assembly in August

May 15, 2020, 11:53 AM

State House, Banjul, 14th May 2020: As required by the Constitutional Review Commission Act 2018, His Excellency, President Adama Barrow having received the Draft Constitution on 30th March 2020, the Ministry of Justice will publish the national document in the Gazette before the end of May 2020, before it is subsequently presented to the National Assembly in August 2020.

It could be recalled that in June 2018, President Barrow inaugurated a Constitutional Review Commission to undertake a review of the 1997 Constitution and to come up with a proposed Draft that will be subjected to a referendum and usher in a Third Republic for The Gambia. The Office of the President therefore assures the public that the due processes will be followed in strengthening our democracy.

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The long-running misunderstanding between Imams Abdoulie Fatty and Muhammed Sillah has been amicably resolved, following a peaceful mediation talks headed by the Imam Ratib of Banjul, Alhagie Alieu Cherno Mass Kah on Tuesday.

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