President Adama Barrow will later today, Monday, June 24th address the National Assembly commonly known as ‘State Opening of the National Assembly’, which will officially kick start the 2017 Legislative year.

This will be President Barrow’s maiden State Opening address since assuming office in January after defeating long time ruler Yahya Jammeh.

President Barrow tweeted: “Today, I will deliver my maiden address to the National Assembly, promoting good governance and democracy #Gambia”.

It is a Constitutional requirement for the President to annually address the National Assembly in which he will highlight his government’s projects and plans for the current and ensuing year. 

The opening of the legislative year will also pave the way for the introduction of new bills and legislation from government as well as from private members.  Amendments to existing laws are also entertained in the course of the year.

Cabinet minister, foreign diplomats and ordinary Gambians are all expected to attend this historic event in the New Gambia.