A former member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament from the Gambia, Mahtarr M. Jeng, said he has left a good legacy in the sub-regional Parliament and he would be remembered as the person who sworn in the Speaker of the fifth Legislature, Rt. Hon Dr. Sidie Mohamed Tunis in Niger in 2020.
According to him this was by virtue of his age then as the oldest person at the time and if the records of the parliament are kept well till the current speaker exits. He said this at the plenary in Abuja-Nigeria at the 2022 First Ordinary Session, when he bide goodbye to his colleagues by the fact that he could not retain his seat in the April 2022 parliamentary elections in the Gambia.
He recounted in 2017 when he joined the Community Parliament and looking back he has learnt a lot at the same time the Parliament has made a lot of progress and lauded the cooperation he had enjoyed among his colleagues.
“I have no regret, absolutely, as we move out of this parliament, we try to utilise what we have learnt here to excel in any other ventures we would participate in. On behalf of my colleague and myself and I extended this gratitude to every member of the parliament for the cooperation, collaboration”.
He noted that life is not ending here, but rather this is the beginning of another face and it is his prayer that the other face that is coming would be better and more challenging and wished everyone success in their deliberations.