Jul 7, 2021, 11:52 AM
BANJUL, 6 July 2021: The Republic of The Gambia has been nominated to chair the Africa Group of Permanent Representatives at the United Nations in New York for the month of July.
This followed their plea of guilt. They pleaded with the court to forgive them.
Essa Sissiko, Momodou Jawo Jallow, Pape Ngum, Tito Scott, Bamba Sillah, Mat Sagge, Babucarr Sanneh, Lamin Manjang, Cherno Maju Bah, Alieu Sanyang, Muhammed Camara, Modu Touray, Amadou Sanyang and Isatou Jallow. The charge sheet read that on or about the 6th and 7th August, 2020, at Senegambia and diverse places at between 22: 00 hrs and 05:00hrs within the jurisdiction of the Honourable Court, in the Kanifing Municipality of the Republic of The Gambia, were found in the streets without giving any reasonable cause within the prohibited period of movement put in place by the Government to control the spread of covid-19 pandemic, an act calculated to be in total disregard to the Emergency Powers Regulations declared by His Excellency, the President.
Babucarr Sowe and Dodou Leigh were not present in court. Modou Lamin Joof pleaded not guilty. He told the court that he went out on the day of his arrest to escort a lady to the hospital. He was ordered by the court to produce a medical report to prove his reason for going out when he was arrested. He should produce the medical report today.
Sub-Inspector Oley Bobb presented the bill of indictment on behalf of the Inspector General of Police.
President Adama Barrow on Monday promised the people of Ndungu Charreh in Lower Nuimi that his government would introduce health insurance and support young people in the fishing industry with $50 million worth of fishing boats and storage building.
The Office of the President informs the public that three Cabinet Ministers, Honourable Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Mambureh Njie, Honourable Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Fafa Sanyang, and Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Amie Fabureh have tested positive for COVID-19.