Jul 8, 2020, 10:49 AM
Deputies at the National Assembly on Monday referred the Local Government Amendment Bill 2020 to the Assembly’s Business Committee (ABC) for further scrutiny before reaching the third reading stage.
These include the National Assembly, the United Nations Secretary General and other local, regional and international organisations. This is in line with Section 30, sub-section 1 and 2 of the TRRC Act which states that:
(1) Within thirty days of receiving the report, the President shall submit a copy to the-
(a) National Assembly;
(b) United Nations Secretary-General; and
(c) Such other regional and regional and International Organisations as the Ministry may determine.
(2) Upon the President submitting the report under sub-section (1), the Minister shall in consultation with the Executive Secretary, make copies or summaries of it widely available to the public.
At a consultative meeting between TRRC Executive SecretaryBaba Galleh Jallow, senior staff of the Secretariat and the Minister of Justice Dawda Jallow and his senior staff on Friday, 3rd December, the Minister requested that copies of the report be sent to his office and they will do the distribution. The Government of the Gambia through the Ministry of Justice thus undertookthe responsibility to distribute copies of the TRRC final report to all stakeholders as required under Section 30 (2) of the Act above.
The final report was officially submitted to the President on 25th November, 2021.On 15th December, 25 additional copies of the report were handed over to the Ministry of Justice alongside a suggested list of public institutions, international organizations, foreign embassies, victims’ organizations, and civil society organizations that should receive the report.
“It is with heavy hearts that we send our heartfelt condolence to the family of the late Ansumana Jammeh on behalf of the leadership and the entire membership of the National People’s Party. The news of Ansumana’s demise came to us as a shock and we join his family, members of the APRC and all those who knew him in mourning.
Former CDS and minister for Interior, Retired Colonel Babucar Jatta in his TRRC testimony on the 2005 West African migrants’ incident, stated that the matter was a state-ordered-execution handled by the soldiers and sanctioned by former president, Yahya Jammeh.
Former Presidential Affairs Minister and International Speaker, Momodou Sabally has admonished young African leaders to remain committed and united in pursuit of their common goals of serving their organisations and communities with sincerity and dedication to duty in their bid to uplift the lot of their fellow citizens.