The November 11 protest initially planned by the Coalition of Progressive Gambians has been canceled after intense consultations and dialogue between the Gambia government and the Coalition, with authorities giving assurances to meet their demands.
This development unfolded in a press conference organized by the Supreme Islamic Council, a significant stakeholder in maintaining national peace and stability, marking the fifth roundtable engaging both the progressive Coalition and Gambia government through effective dialogue since October.
On Wednesday, parties converged at the Supreme Islamic Council in Kanifing, where both agreed to postpone the planned protest while further engaging the government through relevant authorities to fulfill their demands.
These include actions to end corruption and address rising unemployment and the cost of living, among others.
In a joint press statement on the peaceful protest planned for November 11, delegates told the press that the demonstration was called off through consensus with the government, which assured its openness and willingness to dialogue with the Coalition of Progressive Gambians, Supreme Islamic Council, and Peace Network to mediate between the Coalition and the Gambia government.
The agreement mediated by the President of the Supreme Islamic Council and Peace Network was signed by representatives of the Ministry of Information, the office of the IGP, the Ministry of Interior, the State Intelligence Service (SIS), and the Coalition of Progressive Gambians.