Gambia (The)

National Assembly

Openness and transparency

Information about access to parliamentary documents, parliament’s reporting to the public, parliament’s relation to Freedom of Information laws, and lobbying.

Parliamentary documents

Citizens can submit comments on draft legislation on the parliamentary web site

Annual reporting by parliament

Parliament publishes an annual report on its activities
The annual report is available on the parliamentary web site
No
Parliament publishes the parliamentary budget
The parliamentary budget is available on the parliamentary web site
No

Access to parliament

Plenary meetings are open to the public
There is a dedicated channel for broadcasting parliamentary meetings A dedicated channel is one that is mainly about parliament, and is accessible free of charge to the general public. The channel might be owned by Parliament or a public or private company. Dedicated channels may be broadcast by parliament, government, or another broadcaster. They may be carried on television, radio or the Internet (webcasting).

Freedom of information

There is a freedom of information law in the country
Yes
Parliament is subject to the freedom of information law
Parliament has an office/division dedicated to FOI requests
No
Categories of Information that are exempt from disclosure Certain categories of information may be exempt from disclosure
2021 Access to Information Act (signed into law 25 August 2021) - exemptions are noted under Part III, Articles 23-38.
Classified information of the National Assembly is exempted from disclosure.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AIS7yeVNTBDlsgmVzum4BpK1GAOmPZWM/view

Lobbying

There are rules about the activities of lobbyists in parliament
Source
Standing Orders of the National Assembly.
There is a register of accredited lobbyists