Sep 3, 2021, 12:36 PM
COVID-19 has taught us many things. In education, it has taught us that at-home learning is both important and possible.
If the Yes-vote is less than 44 out of the 57 legislators, then the Bill will be rejected – meaning another opportunity will not be given to hold the referendum.
The National Assembly has 53 elected members with five being nominated by the President, bringing the total number of 58. Out of 53 elected lawmakers, one has passed away in January 2020 with his seat being vacant until today.
However, it is important to note that the speaker is not eligible to vote.
In the Assembly, UDP has 23 MPs, 9 independent MPs, 4 from PDOIS, 5 from the former ruling party, 5 from NRP, 4 from GDC and 2 from PPP.
The deputy permanent secretary (DPS) at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare has affirmed that domestic violence drastically increased in the country during the covid-19 pandemic.
President Adama Barrow, the leader of the National People’s Party (NPP) is optimistic of a landslide victory in the 2021 presidential elections, saying that if his campaign team continues the work they did in Naimina West and Kerr-Jarga by-elections, then it is guaranteed that NPP will win the election in 2021.
Ansumana Manneh, the director general of Gambia Prisons Services yesterday testified before the TRRC and accused former prison director, David Colley, of tribalism and nepotism.