A press release from the National Assembly of the Gambia Indicated that President Barrow is expected to deliver the annual statStatethe natiNationress (SONA) next week, as part of the engagement of the session ordinary session of the Assembly.
“The Office of the Clerk of the National Assembly wishes to announce for the information of the general public that the Second Ordinary Session of the National Assembly in the 2023 Legislative Year shall be convened for the period Monday 05th – Friday 23rd June 2023.”
The release signed by the clerk of the National Assembly further stated that :
“During this period, His Excellency, Mr Adama Barrow, President of the Republic pursundertion 77 (1) of the 1997 Constitution and Order 24 of the Standing Orders of the National Assembly shall deliver his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) in the 2023 Legislative Year. Hon. Members will also consider Government businesses, Questions to Hon. Ministers for Oral Answers, Reports of various CommCommittees Parliamentary delegations of the National Assembly, Motions, and Bills.”
The State of the Nation Address (SoNA) is scheduled for Thursday 08th June 2023 at 10:00 am prompt. Admittance to the event of the SoNA is strictly by invitation to the Assembly Chambers, while the outside tents would be open to the general public.
“The daily Sitting of the Assembly also commences at 10:00 am prompt. All those who wish to attend the daily sittings are requested to obtain admittance from the Office of the Clerk.
The public is reminded to comply with the standard dress code (traditional suit) required and also to observe the silence rule during proceedings of the Session.”