The North Carolina’s Fourth District Representative, David Price, said Monday the visiting Congressional members comprehend the need for the country to come to terms with its own past.
“We understand the need to have an account of the past, and to step confidently into the future,” he told this reporter in an exclusive interview shortly after meeting with a group of Gambian lawmakers at the National Assembly in Banjul.
The tiny West African nation is transitioning from dictatorship to democracy as a rising demand for justice continues to be amplified at the ongoing Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC). Additionally, the new regime has embarked on a massive institutional and constitutional reform geared towards turning the country into modern democracy.
U.S. Legislator David Price said it is up to the people of Theand their representatives need to find the way forward in order to address the issue
The Congressional delegation also includes Representatives Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma, R Barbara Lee of California, DeGette of Colorado, and Alma Adams of North Carolina.
He further stated that the delegation constitutes a bi-partisan group with a special focus on democracy and legislative issues.
Weighing in on the transition process, Rep. Price said they are “very interested and encouraged by what is going on in The Gambia.”
As the curtain is brought down on their two-day visit, the Congressional delegation successively met with President Adama Barrow, the Speaker and National Members, civil society group, Peace Corps volunteers and good number of gov’t officials.
Written by Abdoulie John
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