By: Kebba AF Touray
The United Nations Human Commission Rights (UNHRC) on Wednesday, 17 October donated 100 books to the Legislative Library and Research Department of the National Assembly.
The books, which cover different topics and aspects of Human Rights, will provide the Legislative Library and the Human Rights Committee the opportunity to have a vast understanding of human rights issues and their solutions.
The need for the refurbishment of the Library with relevant materials and books was negotiated by Hon. Madi Ceesay, the Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Human Rights and Constitutional Matters.
The books were delivered on behalf of the UNHR by country representative Ndey Ngoneh Jeng and Officer Maimuna Manneh, who expressed their delight in presenting the books to the National Assembly Library and Research Department through the Human Rights committee.
Commenting on the gesture, the Director of Library and Research, Alhagie M. Dumbuya, on behalf of the clerk, thanked the UNHRC for the kind gesture and hoped for a more fruitful collaboration.
He reiterated the significant role that books play in shaping the minds of people and the direction through which society is governed.
For his part, the Chairman of the Legislative Human Rights Committee Hon. Madi Ceesay on behalf of the Committee on Human rights and Constitutional Matters commended the representatives.
He assured them of the positive impact the books will have on the members in the execution of their duties especially on budget issues surrounding human rights since it is pivotal to the committee’s responsibility.