Apr 27, 2020, 11:26 AM
Mr. President, first of all, we take this opportunity to wish you, your family, government and the entire Muslim population a Ramadan Mubarak.
Mr. President, the coronavirus is still ravaging the world with 2,340,539 affected and 160,890 deaths.
The president of the Republic last month approved the closure of all borders including sea, air and land between The Gambia and Senegal as part of measures to stem the spread of the covid-19. Despite this presidential move, people continue to smuggle people and other merchandise in and out of the country.
COVID-19 has been slowly creeping into our communities. As we seek to ensure our families’ health and safety, to many people, food has never seemed so important, both as a source of nutrition and, for many, of comfort. The question is whether, as economic disruption continues, we can stave off a pandemic-related food crisis.
Mr. President, we have registered five more cases, prompting the question if we need to do many more tests. Have we started making use of the test kits we just received from China? If so, what is the immediate medium and long term plan or even the aftermath of Covid-19?
In the wake up of the fast spreading nature of the global pandemic, covid-19 has posed difficult challenge to not only nations around the globe but even local dwellers in far flung communities of Gambia. Due to its worrying nature, it thus requires wisdom and mutual understanding as we battle through it.
Since the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, global response from countries goes to show the gravity and seriousness the virus pose to human survival. The global health pandemic is not only hammering global economies, but also affecting global food chains.
Business is an essential human activity that people engage in to earn their living. It is also a fundamental means of promoting the economic wellbeing of a nation. Thus, it is important that those who are engaged in this crucial activity do it with honesty and empathy.
The spread of the coronavirus across the world has resulted in a great deal of change to the way we interact with each other and how we do business. Since the virus was first reported, its rapid spread has caused countries to close their borders and companies and economies to grind to a halt.