Apr 22, 2020, 1:40 PM
Mr. Assane Diagne, director of RSF West Africa Office in Dakar yesterday told The Point Newspaper that The Gambia has moved 5 places forward in the World Press Index which re-groups 180 countries in the world.
The donation was meant for distribution among junior staff of the Ministry. The donation consisted of 25kg bags of rice, 25kg bags of sugar and 5 litres 50 gallons of vegetable oil which was handed over to the Ministry by Ms. Fatima Sillah on behalf of the Ambassador-at-large.
Receiving the donated items on behalf of the Ministry, the Director of European Division, Mr. Ebrima Mboob, thanked Ambassador Vincent Bootes through her Liaison Officer, Ms. Fatima Sillah for the gesture. He said the gift is timely and will be beneficial to junior staff of the Ministry as the holy month of Ramadan is fast approaching.
Director Mboob noted that motivating employees, especially junior ranks certainly contribute towards effective service delivery. He therefore assured the donor that the items would be delivered to the intended beneficiaries.
Presenting the food items to the Ministry, Fatima Sillah, Liaison Officer to the Ambassador-at-large said the items are meant to compliment the Ministry’s efforts to help the employees, especially junior staffs such as cleaners, drivers and securities in this situation of coronavirus pandemic.
She expressed that the Ambassador is very pleased to continue contribute his own quota to support the Gambian government to support The Gambia people in this difficult times.
Speaking at the occasion, the Communications Officer Saikou Ceesay, said in view of the current crisis, it is important for all to stand together and fight covid-19, noting that it is only possible when the weak ones are supported and cared for.
Issued by Foreign Ministry’s Comm. Unit, Yunus S. Saliu also contributed to this story.
As stakeholders join efforts to stem the spread of Covid-19 in the country, the Pharmaceutical Society of The Gambia on Wednesday presented locally made hand sanitizers to the Ministry of Health at a ceremony held at the Ministry’s complex in Banjul.
ECOWAS Secretariat in a just ended meeting has mandated all ECOWAS member states to reopen their airports and seaports by the 31st July, 2020.
Momodou Badjie, National Security Adviser has underscored the commitment of the Barrow led government towards security sector reform processes, saying the unprecedented development and reforms going on within the different security institutions are clear indication of the government’s seriousness about security reforms as great progress has been made over the years.