QUESTION OF THE DAY
Does the National Council for Civic Education have enough vehicles to carry out its constitutional mandate? Does it have to pay GRTS for airtime to carry out its constitutional mandate?
Section 198 of the Constitution makes provision for the establishment of the National Council for Civic Education and section 199 stipulates its functions as follows:
“The functions of the National Council for Civic Education shall be-
(a) to create and sustain within society an awareness of the principles and objectives of this Constitution as the fundamental law of The Gambia;
(b) to educate and encourage the public to defend this Constitution against all forms of abuse and violence;
(c) to formulate, from time to time, for the consideration of the Government, programmes at national and district levels aimed at realising the objects of this Constitution;
(d) to formulate, implement and oversee programmes aimed at inculcating in the citizens of The Gambia awareness of their civic and fundamental rights, duties and responsibilities;
(e) to educate the citizens of The Gambia about international, regional and sub-regional matters relevant to The Gambia; and
(j) such other functions as an Act of the National Assembly may prescribe.”
Foroyaa will find out what is impeding the work of NCCE and what in their opinion is required to uplift it.