Sep 14, 2020, 11:28 AM
The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) has announced that schools will be generally reopen throughout the country with strict Ministry of Health (MoH) and WHO protocols.
This is part of a community ambulance service initiative to ensure timely access to medical emergency services, particularly in remote areas.
The President noted that the Government would cover the running cost of the ambulances as they will complement efforts to bring healthcare to the doorsteps of Gambians.
President Barrow further announced plans to expand the initiative to station ambulances at strategic locations along major highways to provide immediate medical assistance in an accident.
In response to requests from various YBK speakers, the President pledged to help the community with agricultural equipment and renovations of the dilapidated community mosque, amongst other concerns.
President Barrow seized the opportunity to remind Gambians to vote in the upcoming elections saying, "your vote is your voice, and you should use it."
Other speakers at the meeting include the Minister of Tourism and Culture, Honourable Hamat Bah. They commended President Barrow for ensuring that the URR and its surrounding regions are part of the country's infrastructural transformation, stating previous governments sidelined them. The upcoming inauguration of the Basse Roads and Bridges on September 4th, 2021, according to Hon. Bah is proof that the President is delivering on his promise to the people. He urged Gambians to continue to support the President's development agenda.
West Coast Region governor, Lamin Sanneh has said that security issue should not be taken for granted, adding that all should put hands on deck to support the security, especially immigration personnel who are posted at the borders.
Personnel of the Anti-Crime Unit (ACU) of The Gambia Police Force (GPF) last Sunday raided the Sanyang Beach and arrested over 20 people for violating the state of emergency restrictions by attending the weekly Sunday beach party, The Point has been reliably informed.
To keep the country’s heritage for posterity, the National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has disclosed its collaboration with the family of late Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, first Gambian President, to complete the ongoing rehabilitation of the late president’s birthplace in Barajally Tenda, Central River Region.