May 20, 2020, 12:53 PM
Fellow Gambians, No one doubts the existence of the Coronavirus pandemic and the destruction it is causing to life and economies around the world.
State House, Banjul, 5th September 2020: His Excellency, Mr Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia will attend the 57th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, scheduled to take place in Niamey, Niger on Monday, 7th September 2020. President Barrow will leave Banjul International Airport on Sunday, 6th September 2020 at 12 Noon.
The 57th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority will be chaired by the President of Niger, His Excellency Mahamadou Issoufou and Special guests include the President of the African Union Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for West and Sahel Region, H.E Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas.
The Summit will review amongst other issues, security, economics and the impact of COVID on the sub-region.
Countries around the globe, especially tourism destinations are easing travel restrictions imposed in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic a few months ago. Destination Gambia has equally amended its mandatory guidelines and regulations for the opening of the tourism industry in The Gambia as confirmed by the minister of Tourism and Culture.
In a press release after the Monetary Policy Committee meeting of the Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG), Governor Bakary K. Jammeh stated that the liquidity ratio of the banking industry stood at 93.5% as at end-June 2020. This is higher than the requirement of 30%.
Latrikunda Sabiji, 5th August, 2020: With the increase in the number of people contracting coronavirus in The Gambia, The Gambia Association of Local Government Authorities [GALGA] is calling on the Government of The Gambia and all the eight Local Councils to be more focused on the welfare of their people to contain local transmissions.