Today is National Assembly state opening
Friday, March 27, 2009
Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh, the Gambian leader, GMRG and commander-in-chief of The Gambia Armed Forces will today, Friday March 27 at 5pm, officially declare open the National Assembly for its third legislative year, 2009, to be held at the Assembly chambers in Banjul.
The state opening of the National Assembly by the president is in fulfillment of a constitutional requirement. Described as one of the biggest and most important event on the National Assembly calendar, the official ceremony will provide the chief executive of the Gambian constitution the opportunity to outline his government's development plans for the year and the achievements of his administration.
The occasion will also formally open the way for bills and motions to be presented to the National Assembly for enactment; treaties and agreements for ratification. A cross section of the cabinet, members of the diplomatic corp, other top government officials, religious and traditional leaders, as well as a cross section of the community will attend this annual event.
Author: by Alhagie Jobe