Gambia: Anti Corruption legislation passes at National Assembly
Lawmakers at The Gambia National Assembly made history as the August body passes an Anti Corruption (Amendment) legislation to strengthen the fight against corruption in The Gambia in all forms. The bill will now proceed to scrutiny and third reading before coming into law.
The anti-corruption body will be independent and will carry out their functions.
MPs had the second reading of the Gambia anti-corruption (Amendment) bills together with
Sexual Offences (Amendment), Information and Communications (Amendment), Women’s (Amendment of Discriminatory Laws) Bills, 2019 on Wednesday 3rd December.
President Adama Barrow announced in his State of the Nation’s address at the National Assembly on Thursday 17th September 2019 that his government will bring an anti-corruption bill before the National Assembly in December. He said:
“National Assembly members, I promised that government will table an anti-corruption bill. We expect to table the bill here in December 2019,”
The anti-corruption bill aims to fight against corruption and to penalise those guilty of corrupt practices in the country.
National Assembly of The Gambia