National Assembly Concludes Sitting Today


By Almamo Kamaso
After almost two weeks of deliberations members of the National Assembly concludes their sitting today. The day began when the Hon member of Kombo South and Majority Leader Hon Kebba K. Barrow moved that the assembly adjourn sine die. He then summaries the two weeks deliberations before members took turn after turn on various concern in their various constituencies.
Hon Bakary Camara of Kiang Central told members that the people of his constituency have started seeing poles being erected in his constituency a right they were denied for several years.
Speaking on the issues of land disputes all over the country, Hon Camara urged the local government minister who he claimed is not a frequent visitor to the National Assembly to act swiftly as we are sitting on a timing bomb. There are lots of land disputes across the country only with tackling it will save the bomb exploded.
Hon Momodou S. Ceesay in his intervention said he is concern with the lack of a technical training centre in his constituency. The member also express his disappointment on the poor performance of the GRTs; there is no signal of GRTS in his constituency. Ceesay said interestingly the newly established QTv has a nationwide coverage.
The Honourable deputy Speaker and nominated member Hon Mododou Sanneh urged the government to give back international gate way to GAMTEL. This he said is pulling the GAMTEL operations down. He also called on government to think of returning seized properties of citizens since we are no longer under a military rule.
As for the honourable member for Jara East Hon Sainey Touray said it is the people who make dictators; because they give them oxygen to in hail he therefore called on the people not to give oxygen to avoid making a dictator. Hon Touray said he was shocked to find out on day one of the National Assembly siting armed men of the military at various strategic positions of the National Assembly as if there was a security threat.
On her part the Honourable member for Banjul South Hon Fatouma Njie called on government to look into the ID card issues. She called on the parliamentary committee to come up with the report on the SEMLEX for consideration. The Banjul South ember also called for a constitutional amendments to allow all ministerial appointment and sacking be vetted by parliament.


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