By Ousainou J. Sawaneh
The Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), on Monday 15th April, 2019 signed a Memorandum of Understand in other to strengthen partnership between the two institutions in the area of the CRC data organisation and analysis system: ‘Public Participation Platform’.
The signing ceremony was held at the CRC’s Secretariat Futurelec Building in Kotu.
The MOU will address, among other things, a common aim in implementing joint support initiatives geared towards developing, launching and maintaining a data organisation and analysis system known as the ‘Public Participation Platform’. It will also support survey development, data management, data analysis, and temporary data storage as part of the CRC’s mandated public consultation activities.
In his statement, the Chairman of the CRC Justice Cherno Sulayman Jallow thanked the IDEA enormously for the continue support and partnership between the two institutions. He added that “since the inception of the CRC, we are working with IDEA”.
According to Justice Jallow the signing of the MOU is to formalized and strengthen the partnership and to ensure that the partnership with IDEA continue on a formal level.
He added that his institution is looking forward to much stronger relationship with IDEA.
On his part professor Adebayo Olukoshi, IDEA regional Director for Africa and West Asia program hailed the CRC for its participatory approach in developing people’s Constitution.
Professor Adebayo assured Justice Jallow that “IDEA will be a faithful partner under the leader of Chairmanship of Justice Jallow”.
He added that “we from IDEA want the MOU to be a living documents between the two institutions” he concluded.