Freetown – Members of Parliament from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Gambia, headed by the Speaker of Parliament, the Right Hon. Abdulai Bojang, have returned to Banjul after a three day visit as guests of the Sierra Leone Parliament.
In an interactive session at the Conference Room of the Administrative Building of Parliament, both PACs exchanged ideas on how their Committees operate.
The Speaker of Parliament, Hon. S.B.B Dumbya, thanked the Parliamentary leadership of the Gambia for their warm hospitality to Sierra Leoneans during the rebel war and acknowledged the long bilateral relationship that has existing between the two countries.
Speaking on behalf of the delegation of the Gambia, the leader of the House, Hon. Fabakary Tombong Jatta, thanked the leadership of the Parliament of Sierra Leone for the information shearing process.
Hon. Jatta praised both parliaments for their role played in the Pan- African and ECOWAS Parliaments in the promotion of democracy and good governance.
He urged both parliaments to strengthen the bilateral relations and focus on nation building while curbing corruption in the sub-region.
Leader of Parliament, Hon. Ibrahim Bundu, acknowledged the support given to the Sierra Leone delegation in Parliament during the African Parliamentary Vice Presidency election. Hon. Bundu noted that the Gambian market played significant roles in the economy of Sierra Leone.
Her Excellency, Dr. Bernadette Lahai, was full of praise for the Gambian Pan African delegations in helping her to be voted vice president of PAP. Hon Dr. Lahai shared similar sentiments on the cultural relationship of both countries.
Speaking on the roles and functions of PAC, the Deputy Chairman of PAC, Hon. Eric Koedoyema, touched on the processes of the PAC and its composition.
After deliberations on the activities of PAC, the delegation left for Kono District to interact with fellow Gambians doing business in that part of the country.