By Aramata Jatta
The Government has yesterday 30th June 2020, withdrawn the Motion to extend the period of the State of Public Emergency for another 45 days, effective Wednesday 1st July, 2020 which was supposed to be tabled by the Minister of Interior Hon. Yankuba Sonko.
This motion is in accordance with section 34(5)(a)) of the 1997 Constitution and it will further affirm the period of the Public Emergency Regulations made there to, in accordance with section 5 (2) of the Emergency Powers Act.
The first State of Public Emergency was declared by the President for 21 days and the second 45 days was approved and declared by the parliament while the third 21 days was declared by President Barrow after majority of the National Assembly members voted against the 45days extension.
The National Assembly Speaker, Mariam Jack Denton, announced the withdrawal of the said motion as the business of the Assembly was the tabling of the Motion.
Speaker informed the Members that the Executive have withdrawn the motion to seeking for another 45 days.