Post-Election Seminar with the National Assembly of the Gambia
Following parliamentary elections on 9 April, 2022 the Gambia elected new parliamentary assembly to legislate the second term of President Adama Barrow in the Gambia. The Commonwealth parliamentary Association based in the United Kingdom with their partners, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is organizing a week long seminar titled post-election seminar for newly elected and returning Members of the National Assembly of the Gambia (NAMs). The programme is introducing the participants to the role and responsibilities of parliamentarians, complementing an initial induction by the National Assembly which took place immediately after they were sworn in as legislators.
This event is taking place from 13th to 16th June 2022 at the National Assembly complex in Banjul, the nation’s capital.
The National Assembly of the Republic of The Gambia resumed sitting after the Speaker of the House, Honorable Speaker, Fabakary Tombong Jatta returned to the country after visits to Mali and Nigeria. In Nigeria, he prescribed the way to peace and security in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region by saying that the leaders of the region must commit themselves to working together as one block.
If we want to sustain economic prosperity, peace, and stability in our sub region, we must take note that governance must be based on the pillars of justice, accountability, and probity and most importantly, the expressed will of the people must be sought and respected”, he said.
Hon Jatta was speaking during the opening of the
first regular session 2022 of the Parliament of the ECOWAS on 9th of June at the ECOWAS headquarters in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.
It is expected at the end of the training that Gambian parliamentarians are well informed and better prepared in attending to legislative matters which would be brought before the august assembly in the coming weeks and months of this new administration