7th CABINET MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY 22nd OCTOBER 2020

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7th CABINET MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY 22nd OCTOBER 2020

These are the conclusions of the 7th Cabinet Meeting held on 22nd October 2020:

Cabinet following an exhaustive discussion, mandated the Attorney General and Minister of Justice to proceed and initiate a dialogue among all stakeholders with the view to reaching a consensus over the draft constitution. 

Cabinet was also briefed by the Hon Minister of Women, Children and Social Welfare on the current reforms and restructuring at the Ministry. The reforms are part of efforts to promote the rights and welfare of women, children and all other vulnerable groups and to mainstream gender and children concerns in all sectors of the government. 

The reform process proposed the need for transformation of the Womens Bureau to a Directorate of Gender and Women Empowerment; Department of Social Welfare to a Directorate of Social Welfare; and Children Affairs to a Directorate of Children Affairs. A new Directorate of Policy Development, Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Reporting is also being proposed. Cabinet discussed and approved the proposed reforms by the Hon Minister of Women, Children and Social Welfare.

Cabinet also discussed and approved a paper presented by the Hon Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs on the Draft Public Private Partnership Bill which intends to strengthen the smooth implementation of PPPs in The Gambia through the following:

1. Public Private Partnerships project identification, selection and pr....

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