Jul 15, 2020, 11:21 AM
Lawmakers at the National Assembly on Monday referred both the Criminal Offences Bill 2019 and Criminal Procedure Bill 2020 to the Assembly’s Business Committee (ABC) for scrutiny.
Mr. Sonko was expelled from the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) last month, after being accused of shifting allegiance to President Adama Barrow. He became chairman of the council in the 2017 Local Governments Election through the United Democratic Party.
Councilor Jibba urged chairman Sonko to leave office with dignity, saying that was his personal campaign in which both the councilors and council staff do not have any part in the situation.
‘‘It is a done deal, your career as chairman of Brikama Area Council (BAC) is cut short, I hope you will take it in good faith,’’ Jibba said in his letter.
He told Mr. Sonko that there is life after chairmanship and believes that there is more in future for him to attain.
“On this day in April 2000, a peaceful students’ demonstration was turned into a massacre scene when the Gambia Armed forces fired at the assembled, unarmed, and defenceless school children killing some and maiming some for life. Two days that has lived in infamy in the history of our nation. It is time to give the young people justice and bring the perpetrators to book.
The government of The Gambia on Friday 4 September 2020 called on the government of the United States of America to reverse sanctions imposed on Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor and other officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Dr. Alieu Gibba, a senior lecturer and head of Department of Economics and Management Sciences of the School of Business and Public Administration of the University of The Gambia (UTG), has resigned from the UTG Joint Search Committee of the Council and Senate for the Position of the Vice Chancellor on what he described as moral and ethical grounds.