Jun 9, 2020, 11:20 AM
Momodou Njai, the director of Health Promotion and Education has confirmed to this medium that two Gambian males have been tested positive of covid-19.
“At a time of national emergency on covid-19, when every Gambian life is at stake, is it not criminal when some officials of government are engaged in thievery. We believe that those dishonest officials need to be arrested and prosecuted.”
Health Minister Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh recently give a rare insight into the country’s Health Ministry, citing a string of abnormalities due to the bad system inherited by the current government.
In a release sent to this medium and signed by the party interim leader, Alhagie Gumbo Ali Touray said “The APP has been following proceedings of the National Assembly sessions on the extension of the State of Public Emergency on the covid-19 pandemic held on Friday, 15 May 2020.”
The release further added: “Our party is particularly disturbed by revelation of the Minister of Health Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, accusing his own government of rampant malpractices in the usage of public funds meant for the corona pandemic rather than addressing the problem.”
Looking at it in a wider perspective, the party said, the revelation is ‘damming, shameful and degrading’ for a government. “It clearly shows the type of wrong leadership, unpatriotic government and how ignorant cronies are derailing Gambia’s road to development.”
The party said: “It is our firm belief that the APP will do things differently and we will never tolerate any abuse of public funds especially in times of a crisis. The APP applauds the minister for bravely coming out to inform Gambian people and we encourage other Gambians to follow this example in order for this nation to root out this scourge of corruption affecting the country.”
The APP was established a year ago with the objectives to revamp the national economy with emphasis on the key tenets of development among others.
Buba Sanyang, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Lands and Regional Governments has informed the media that 324 plots of land have been given as compensation to the community of Sukuta after their lands at Salaji Layout were confiscated by government.
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.
Awa Minteh, Yankuba’s sister-in-law, yesterday continued her testimony under cross-examination by the state counsel, A.M. Yusuf, before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul in the murder case involving the accused.
The lame duck Attorney General and Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said former President Yahya Jammeh belongs to the past and urged APRC supporters to move on with their lives because Jammeh caused too much harm to deserve a political comeback.
The Minister of Interior has said that the government of The Gambia through the Drug Law Enforcement Agency, The Gambia (DLEAG) will implement robust actions to strengthen the interdiction capacity and support criminal justice processes.
National Assembly Members (NAMs) on Tuesday deferred the Amendment Protocol No.1 agreement between the government of Turkey and the government of The Gambia on cooperation in military field of training, technique and science to the standing committee on Defence and Security for proper scrutiny.
The Gambia Bankers’ Association (GBA) on Tuesday, 14 March 2020, presented a cheque amounting D3 million (three million dalasis) to the Ministry of Health and municipalities to intensify fight against the deadly pandemic, covid-19.