Meanwhile the community of Janjangbureh in the Central River Region (CRR) south have applauded the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) officials for the successful meeting held in the community following the radio talk-show organized at the Bansang Community Radio last week.
The Councilor of Janjanbureh Ward, Ebrima Foon said: “My community really applauded the CRC and NCCE Radio Talk-show programme which created awareness on the ongoing Constitutional review process in the country.
The Janjangbureh Councilor therefore called on the CRC and NCCE officials to continue such radio sensitization programs on this important process as most of the communities rely on these radio programmes He further called on the CRC and NCCE officials to continue what they refer to as a tremendous job in reaching out to Gambians on the constitutional review process in accordance with the requirements and guidelines as provided for in the CRC Act, 2017.
Antta Jobateh, President of Janjanbureh Women’s Group (JWG) emphasized that what the CRC and NCCE officials raised in the meeting was well appreciated, adding that she now understand a lot about the duties of a citizen in a nation.
Madam, Jobarteh has this to say: “Gambians despite whatever differences we have should take the issues of citizenship seriously as those children whose biological are not naturalized the law should not allow them to vote in our elections,” she suggested.
Madam Jobarteh described CRC and NCCE meetings as positive which has taught them many issues which they have no idea about adding she is ready to fully participate in the process.
In contributing to the meeting, the chief of Janjanbureh, Bakary Jam Jawo spoke on length about the CRC and NCCE’s commitment in making sure that Gambians are fully consulted on the drafting of the 1997 Constitution.
According to Chief Jawo it is the Constitution that can make a nation develop. He called on the community to come up with tangible ideas in order to have a better Constitution for all Gambians.
“A constitution is for the nation not for an individual and I therefore call on all Janjanbureh residents to come out and fully participate in this noble cause.
According to our reporter covering the CRC and NCCE nationwide sensitization forums, the Janjanbureh community called for more community radio sensitization which he said is crucial in disseminating information to the public on the Constitutional review process of the Republic of The Gambia.