Jul 23, 2020, 10:18 AM
Values like patriotism, commitment, hard work, and so on, as fundamental element to the development of any nation. Therefore, these are not mere words of fantasy.
Just 6 months ago, the novel coronavirus now known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19, the severe disease it causes, were unheard of.
Efficient water and electricity supply are two critical components in any nation’s development. While electricity remains one of the most important blessings that science has given to mankind, water is without doubt one of God’s precious gift to mankind.
Mr. President, the water and electricity crisis seems to be going from bad to worse for the past weeks.
Almost all the areas in the greater Banjul area are experiencing erratic water and electricity on a daily basis.
Access to clean water remains a struggle for many poorest rural dwellers across Africa, with families blaming the problem on everything from a lack of infrastructure to a lack of government commitment to help the country's most marginalized.
Five months after WHO declared COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international concern and three-and-half months after it called the disease a pandemic, its spread does not seem to be slowing down globally.
Mr. President, it is very sad that the Covid-19 cases are on the rise in the Gambia when countries are relaxing on the control measures and lockdowns.
It is undeniable fact that police play a crucial role in upholding rule of law in any given country. Therefore, exposing members of the Gambia Police Force to issues relating to upholding rule of law, their role or contribution in the governance structure is indeed timely.
The past few days have been very alarming for many, with the surge in the daily positive cases of Coronavirus in the country. The recent discovery of new positive cases reminds us that more work is still need in the containment of this deadly virus.
Mr. President ‘Tobaski’ is barely one month away (according to calendars, it could be 31 July 2020) and the demand for Tobaski Ram and local produce are usually high and not enough for the whole population.