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UN assures backing for Gambia’s constitutional reforms

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The United Nations has reiterated its stance to supporting the new Gambia government in the implementation of major reforms including the national constitution and state institutions to consolidate the country’s restored democracy and the rule-of-law. A reliable source at the Presidency in Banjul told APA, on Wednesday that government has been working on a tight schedule, following meeting between recent visiting UN envoy and President Adama Barrow on the proposed reforms.

According to the source, the commencement of the highly anticipated Truth Reconciliation and Reparation Commission (TRRC) was among top issues being pondered by the Presidency, citing constant complaints by victims of the former regime over ”delay” in the process.
The UN’s Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas during a three-day visit to Banjul which ended on Sunday, gave a positive assessment of the country’s new direction of governance.

The Ghanaian diplomat also held discussions with UN representatives in The Gambia, members of the foreign services, government and civil society institutions for adequate information on the country’s current situation.
Mr Chambas also extolled a five-year development blueprint outlined by the Barrow administration, including Energy and Agriculture as key economic movers.

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