Officials from the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) have described the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) institution as Apolitical.
The officials made these remarks during the consultation meetings held over the weekend within the communities of Pakaliba, Bureng in Jarra East District, Misera and Soma in Jarra West District of Lower River
The meetings were part of the commencement of the 2nd phase of the CRC and NCCE on going consultation synergy with Gambians on reviewing and analyzing the 1997 Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia and will cover 31 communities within Lower River Region, West Coast Region, Kanifing Municipality and Banjul.
The 1st phase of the consultation meetings which was conducted two weeks ago covered North Bank, Central and Upper River Regions thus received rousing welcome by the communities in the said regions mentioned above.
Speaking at various forums within the two districts, Ansumana Yarbo and Junkung Saidy both explained to the Jarankas that CRC is given the task to consult Gambians about the reviewing and analyzing of the 1997 Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia.
The duo emphasized to both Jarra East and West communities that reviewing the country’s Constitution should not be seen as part of politics but instead be seen as part of putting the interest of all Gambians first before anything else.
According to Yarbo and Saidy, the Constitution is important because it spelt out the functions and roles of different arms of Government namely; the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary.
They appealed to the communities of Jarra to look into the Gambia first anything adding that the welfare of all Gambians is crucial in this Constitutional building process.
“Now in this country we cannot differentiate between development and politics and if that continue it will be difficult to develop this country,” Yarbo and Saidy informed the Jarra communities.
Speakers at Pakaliba meeting like Fabou Ceesay, Abisa Ceesay, Foni Sanneh, Tijan Darboe and Mansata Darboe all applauded CRC and NCCE officials for job well done.
Speakers at Bureng meeting seek clarification on the issues of nationality which the CRC and NCCE officials explained to them thoroughly in order for them to understand well.