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Pan-African Parliament holds successful election and elects Fortune Charumbira

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The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 held a successful election which saw the Zimbabwean Member of Parliament (MP), Fortune Charumbira, winning the one-horse race to become the President of the continent’s legislative assembly. Ghana’s Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, who represented the Western African bloc, led the five-member ad hoc Election Committee of the PAP to supervise...

I hope Togo would send back, third Deputy Speaker as our next speaker”—Fatoumatta

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Women empowerment crusader,  in both the Gambian and the Economic Community of West African states (ECOWAS) Parliament, Fatoumatta Njai has expressed hope that the Republic of Togo whose turn it is to occupy the seat in the 6th Parliament after 2024 would do the honour to bring back the current third deputy speaker.    According to her whiles at a delocalised...

Fatoumatta Njai exiting Parliament, but vows to get in more female MPsv

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The only Female lawmaker representing the Republic of Gambia in the Community Parliament, Fatoumatta Njai said after her second term in the Gambian Parliament which ends in 2027 she would not long contest but exit the Legislative arm of government.     According to the Independent Member of Parliament (MP) from the Gambia, when she exits she would ensure the seat she...

International Day of Parliamentarism 2022: More diversity, slightly fewer functioning parliaments

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On the eve of the International Day of Parliamentarism and the IPU’s 133rd anniversary on 30 June, a snapshot of the state of parliaments and parliamentarians offers mixed results. According to the latest IPU figures, some parliaments are becoming more representative, with the proportion of MPs who are women and who are young on the increase. However, IPU data also...

In-coming Commission President has a huge task ahead —Billay G. Tunkara

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Leader of the Gambian delegation to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Billay G. Tunkara has acknowledged that the in-coming President of the Commission Dr. Omar Alieu Touray has a huge task ahead.  According to him the president is coming at a time that commissioners to assist him have been reduced from fifteen (15) to Seven (7),...

Sierra Leone presents status of its payment of Community Levy

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The delegation from Sierra Leone, on Saturday June 25, 2022 presented their Country Report at the First on going Ordinary Session at the plenary. As the last country to present its report, they pointed out that they have made significant progress in the implementation of the community texts and protocols. a) Current Status of Community Levy Implementations On 25th June...

WABA did not ask any of its members to support Yahya Jammeh – Programme Director

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The West African Bar Association (WABA) through its programme director,  Obiageli Oraka-Oifoghe, has dissociated itself from asking any of its members to defend former President of the Gambia, H. E. Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh when he lost the election in 2017 and was trying to hang on to power. Madam Obiageli Oraka-Oifoghe made this known when she delivered a...

Sierra Leone is politically stable – Delegation tells Parliament

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The Sierra Leonean  delegation to the Community Parliament, on Saturday, June 25, 2022 revealed to lawmakers that the political situation in the country is stable during a presentation made by the only female of the delegation Veronica. According to her they look forward to the conduct of the 2023 Parliamentary and Presidential elections. The ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party held its...

Sierra Leone makes strides in the health sector

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In presenting their Country Report at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Sierra Leone indicated to the House at the plenary that there has been tremendous growth in the health sector. In line with their Universal Health Coverage goals, government has developed a new national Health Sector Strategic Plan and a Health Financing Strategy (2021-2025) that increases...

Direct election is wishful thinking, I always laugh when we talk about it —Njai

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A member of the Gambian delegation to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Fatoumata Njai has said the crusade to directly elect lawmakers to the Parliament directly is wishful thinking, “my view”. According to her she always laugh when the issue of directly electing MPs comes up when questioned by Ecowasnews.com, when asked if MPs are elected...