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Gambia: Office of the Clerk Accepts Three Public Petitions

… and Assembly Committee Issues Guidelines for Admissibility

The Office of the Clerk of the National Assembly (NA) has issued a notification revealing that it has accepted three (3) petitions from the general public as admissible for transmission and determination by the Public Petitions Committee of the National Assembly.

The notice stated that based on guidelines for presentation of eligible petition(s) before the National Assembly, it received seven (7) different petitions from the general public for determination by the Committee and each of the petitions was given due consideration and attention.

“After a thorough review of the eligibility criteria of each Petition, the Office of the Clerk accepted three (3) petitions as admissible for transmission and determination by the Committee.

a) A Petition against Gambia Tourism Board;

b) A Petition against Gambia Police Force for its failure to stop cattle theft, and

c) A Petition against Ministry of Foreign Affairs by Gambians in UAE.

“These eligible Petitions were submitted to the Committee for consideration and determination, and the concerned parties will be duly informed during the course of the proceedings.

“The Office of the Clerk wishes to thank the public for engaging the aforesaid Committee on matters of public importance,” the notice stated.

In the same vein,in a press release to the Media, the Public Petitions Committee of the National Assembly in accordance with Standing Order 129 (1) (b), issued the following guidelines to the Public for presentation of eligible petition(s) before the National Assembly.