Gambia: Supreme Court Declares MPs’ Personal Loans as Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court in The Gambia on Tuesday declared as “unconstitutional” a decision by the country’s lawmakers to award themselves personal loans from the public purse.

The loans, which amounted to over $1million, were meant for both MPs and parliamentary staff. Proponents of the facility had said it was intended for them to build houses on plots of land given to them by the Executive.

The decision stemmed from a private member Bill that was sponsored by a nominated legislator, Ya Kumba Jaiteh,…


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