Sep 9, 2020, 12:47 PM
The president of the Republic of The Gambia on Thursday 17 September 2020 will address the National Assembly on State of the Nation, according to a dispatch from the Office of the Clerk of the National Assembly.
The association took this decision in consultation with the Central Bank of The Gambia.
The association also informed that working times for the banks have also been changed in respect of the curfew. Now, all banks will commence work from 8:00 a.m. and close at 3:00 p.m., from Monday to Thursday. On Fridays, banks will open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., starting Monday 10 August 2020.
The association therefore apologises for any inconvenience these changes may cause.
Dr. Momodou Tangara, the minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad has recently disclosed to parliamentarians that as a result of the intensity and rapidity of the spread of covid-19, his Ministry is currently engaging its mission in Washington to appeal to the U.S. authorities based on humanitarian grounds for Gambians who are under the custody of the Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) of the United States of America to be temporarily released until such time the threat of covid-19 has been substantially reduced.
The government of The Gambia on Friday 4 September 2020 called on the government of the United States of America to reverse sanctions imposed on Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor and other officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The minister of Foreign Affairs will join his counterparts in the Executive Committee of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss Israeli’s bid to further occupy lands belonging to the State of Palestine. This would be done through a virtual conference on 10 June.