The state of the Nation address is yet to be delivered this year. COVID-19 is yet to be put behind us. The programme in place and the source of funding needs to become known to all Gambians. The same goes to the assistance programme for the vulnerable. The rainy season is with us. How prepared are the farmers for COVID-19 informed about farming and sale of farm produce? The borders are still officially closed. How is this affecting trade and income? Regulations are restricting some services from operating. What are the implications and the remedies? The executive has declared another state of emergency.
The role of Parliament in terms of such a declaration is becoming more elusive. There are too many unanswered questions. The National Assembly is the key authority that could ask questions and get answers. It is hoped that before the end of its one -month session, all issues of national importance would be debated and clarified for the public to quench its thirst for information.