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Topic author: Momodou
Subject: FATOUMATA JAHUMPA CEESAY ELECTED SPEAKER
Posted on: 10 Feb 2007 15:12:33
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FATOUMATA JAHUMPA CEESAY ELECTED SPEAKER

The newly elected National Assembly Members, on Thursday 8th February 2007, elected Hon. Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay as Speaker of the National Assembly and Abdoulie Bojang as Deputy Speaker.

The Chief Justice, Abdoukarim Savage, indicated to Deputies that his role is to preside over the election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker and then called on Members of the Assembly to make nominations.

At this stage, Hon. Fabakary Tombong Jatta, Member for Serrekunda East, proceeded to nominate Hon. Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay as Speaker. The member for Wuli West Hon. Sidia Jatta indicated that according to the standing orders, Section 2(3) “A member addressing himself or herself to the Chief Justice shall propose a Nominated Member to the Assembly then present for the position of Speaker or Deputy Speaker and move that (naming the nominated member) do take the chair of the Assembly as Speaker or Deputy Speaker.” The Chief Justice thanked Sidia for calling their attention to that. At this stage, Hon. Adama Cham seconded the nomination of Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay as Speaker. There was no other nomination and therefore the Chief Justice declared Hon. Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay as Speaker.

As for the office of Deputy Speaker, Hon. Momodou Sellu Bah member for Basse, nominated Abdoulie Bojang as deputy speaker, seconded by Hon. Abdoulie Kanaji Jawla. There was no other nominee, therefore Hon. Abdoulie Bojang was declared Deputy Speaker. After the election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker, all the forty-eight elected members and five nominated members swore to be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Republic of The Gambia as by law established and that they will execute the function of members of the National Assembly without fear or favour, affection or ill-will according to the constitution and other laws of The Gambia.

After thanking the president, the newly elected Speaker called on her colleagues from both sides of the house to put partisan politics aside and work together to move The Gambia forward. She pointed out that the new dispensation henceforth shall put emphasis on noble values, challenges, opportunities and shortcomings of the Honourable Assembly. “We are to put emphasis on taking stock of our own shortcomings as representatives of the people,” she said. Hon. FJC indicated that they will set, uphold, and cherish standards, ethics and privileges that are equitable, responsive and responsible enough for themselves. She said their in house codes of conduct and practice shall henceforth be second to none and they will firmly put in place mechanisms to regulate the conduct of Hon. Members in both their private and public capacities. FJC indicated that it is their collective resolve and believe that they will only have the moral authority to scrutinize and perform oversight role over public life, public service and public officers if they themselves are to live by good examples.



Source: Foroyaa Newspaper Burning Issue
Issue No. 016/2007, 9-11 February, 2007

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Reply author: Dalton1
Replied on: 10 Feb 2007 18:19:25
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Of late, the Gambia and other places has always based political leadership by dynasty. Though, her father, Garba Jahumpha was politician, and contributed his stake to political competition, such a credit should never be inherited or attributed to the kind of praise-singers and vagabonds that he bore.

What needs to be examined here is her records.

First of all, on the presidential election day, she hung up on me on the phone. Nothing personal, i just felt she was being her true self-FJC.

When NADD parliamentarians contested for the elections, and won in the wee days, FJC cried on the phone saying she was beaten by Halifa's supporters which turned out to be utter false. The case was dropped by the police.

While Daba Marena was at the NIA, she was only close to him in bringing the attention of online activists, and their criticism about Jammeh's administration. She is a snitch!

Though, as a follower of political developments, her initial words are mild, Gambians should not be fooled, cos in her comments she said "prophets of doom", referring to Jammeh's critics.

I was expecting that she was going to take Isatou njie's place as vp, which she very well deserve by her efforts in pleasing a tyrannical administrator. But you know what? She is exceling. Who knows what next?

It cannot be argued that her efforts are only selfish-position upon position by living a fake life of praise-singing.


To be continued........


Reply author: Dalton1
Replied on: 10 Feb 2007 18:19:25
Message:

Of late, the Gambia and other places has always based political leadership by dynasty. Though, her father, Garba Jahumpha was politician, and contributed his stake to political competition, such a credit should never be inherited or attributed to the kind of praise-singers and vagabonds that he bore.

What needs to be examined here is her records.

First of all, on the presidential election day, she hung up on me on the phone. Nothing personal, i just felt she was being her true self-FJC.

When NADD parliamentarians contested for the elections, and won in the wee days, FJC cried on the phone saying she was beaten by Halifa's supporters which turned out to be utter false. The case was dropped by the police.

While Daba Marena was at the NIA, she was only close to him in bringing the attention of online activists, and their criticism about Jammeh's administration. She is a snitch!

Though, as a follower of political developments, her initial words are mild, Gambians should not be fooled, cos in her comments she said "prophets of doom", referring to Jammeh's critics.

I was expecting that she was going to take Isatou njie's place as vp, which she very well deserve by her efforts in pleasing a tyrannical administrator. But you know what? She is exceling. Who knows what next?

It cannot be argued that her efforts are only selfish-position upon position by living a fake life of praise-singing.


To be continued........


Reply author: Dalton1
Replied on: 10 Feb 2007 18:23:01
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courtesy of Freedom Newspaper, culled

http://www.freedomnewspaper.com/Home/tabid/36/mid/367/newsid367/1480/Breaking-NewsNo-One-Is-Above-The-Law-Speaker-Jahumpa-Ceesay-Tells-MPS-As-She-Calls-On-Law-Makers-To-Live-by-Example/Default.aspx


Reply author: Dalton1
Replied on: 10 Feb 2007 18:23:01
Message:

courtesy of Freedom Newspaper, culled

http://www.freedomnewspaper.com/Home/tabid/36/mid/367/newsid367/1480/Breaking-NewsNo-One-Is-Above-The-Law-Speaker-Jahumpa-Ceesay-Tells-MPS-As-She-Calls-On-Law-Makers-To-Live-by-Example/Default.aspx


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