Oct 22, 2020, 11:34 AM
“The draft constitution is the result of extensive consultations with Gambians across the country and in the diaspora, with significant investment of resources, intellectual discussion and debate by Gambians from all walks of life. In order to consolidate the hard won democratic gains in recent years, it is vital to the credibility of the current transition to truly democratic, accountable government that the people of The Gambia themselves are given the opportunity to vote in a referendum on the new constitution. Denying them that opportunity is to deny one of the most demanded objectives from the 2016 election, and risks signalling abandonment by this transition government of one of its most significant commitments to the Gambian electorate.”
The Magistrate Court on Thursday 13 August 2020 sentenced 10 people for violating the curfew and mask regulations put in place by government to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
Bishop James Allen Yaw Odico, the chairman of The Gambia Christian Council (GCC) claimed it has been clear to them that the non-amended 2020 draft constitution did not sufficiently protect the religious rights of the Christian community.
The Gambia Bankers’ Association (GBA) on Tuesday, 14 March 2020, presented a cheque amounting D3 million (three million dalasis) to the Ministry of Health and municipalities to intensify fight against the deadly pandemic, covid-19.