The Members of the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) held their inaugural meeting on Tuesday, 5thJune 2018 at the Ministry of Justice Conference Room in Banjul. In his welcome and introductory remarks, the Chairperson of the CRC Justice Cherno Sulayman Jallow, QC commended members for accepting to serve on the Commission and expressed optimism in the accomplishment of the task assigned to the CRC.
The Commission, he reiterated, has the responsibility to review the 1997 Constitution, seek the opinions of the Gambian public through consultations, make appropriate proposals and draft a proper Constitution that will stand the test of time.
The members discussed a wide range of issues related to logistics, such as the establishment of the Secretariat, development of a work plan for the CRC, mapping out a communication strategy, modalities for public consultations with various stakeholders as well as other relevant aspects that will enrich the process to make it inclusive for all layers of the society.
The meeting is the first in a series of meetings that will be held by the CRC. It will be recalled that the eleven members of the Constitutional Review Commission were sworn into office on Monday 4thJune at State House by President Adama Barrow.The members are drawn from different professional backgrounds and experience.