By Yusef Taylor, @FlexDan_YT
The Gambia Parliamentary Newsletter (GPN) has just launched its third edition covering Parliamentary proceedings and activities that occurred during the month of June and July 2022. The latest edition features the Sixth Legislature’s first Extraordinary Session of the 2022 Legislative Year which highlights two of the loans and the Approved Revised 2022 Budget.
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Also featured in this publication is an exclusive interview with Hon Maimuna Ceesay, one of two Nominated female Parliamentarians, urging the Government via the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare to increase their efforts to curb maternal mortality in the Gambia. Future publications will aim to feature one female Parliamentarian per month.
Some of the stories published in the GPN 3rd Edition features a publication from Hon Suwaibou Touray of Wulli East detailing how the D100,000 Clothing Allowance was introduced, while another publication features the newly appointed Minister of Works, Hon Ebrima Sillah’s refusal to swear in to testify before the Parliament’s Committee for Monitoring of Government Project amongst others.
Prior to that four institutions under the Ministry of Works were ejected from a Committee Meeting organised by the same Monitoring Committee.
The back page of the third edition features the usual Voice of the Nation which highlights engagements between Parliament and the National Youth Council, the University of the Gambia and the National Audit Office. Also included in the third edition are stories on MDI’s 2020 Annual Report including a D19.5 million loss from Covid 19 and D15.1 million of Tuition Fees owed from 2014 to 2020.
The main target of the Gambia Parliamentary Newsletter is to publish a Newsletter for every month of the Five-year term of the National Assembly. In pursuance of this objective, the GPN has secured funding from the Diaspora Development Fund (DDF) organised by the Migration Sustainable Development Goals (MSDG) and GK Partners Global Limited to publish 10 editions.
The GPN is produced by journalists working for Gainako Online News and Foroyaa Newspaper, namely; Yusef Taylor (Editor), Edrissa Jallow (Project Manager) and Kebba AF Touray (Journalist). Management continues to make efforts to feature more women reporters and reporters from other media houses reporting from Parliament.
The GPN is now focused on increasing the visibility of the newsletter by hosting monthly radio programs highlighting Parliamentary proceedings and launching future GPN Newsletters. Production for the fourth edition featuring proceedings between July and August will be launched next week while the fifth edition featuring proceedings between August and September will be launched in the second week of October 2022.
Main contact Editor Yusef Taylor via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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