Apr 23, 2020, 11:55 AM
The public is hereby informed that President Adama Barrow will spend the weekend in his hometown Mankamang Kunda on a private visit. Due to the COVID-19 and the ongoing State of Public Emergency, the local authorities and supporters are excused from any welcoming arrangements. Furthermore, no group or individual appointments will be scheduled during this period. The understanding and cooperation of the public is highly solicited.
King of Morocco extends Best wishes
Meanwhile, President Barrow acknowledged receipt of a message of best wishes from His Majesty, King Mahammed VI, king of Morocco which reads: “With best wishes for good health and well-being. May the Holy month of Ramadan bring hope and foster greater solidarity amongst Muslims and throughout the world. Signed Mohammed VI, King of Morocco.
The lead counsel of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission (TRRC), Essa Faal, has reacted to accusation made by President Adama Barrow’s Political Adviser Dou Sanno in which he (Sanno) suggested that Mr. Faal snubbed Barrow to work with the oppositions.
Former managing director of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC), Mohamadou Manjang has rejected Barrow’s recent appointment. This development comes barely a week after his redeployment to the Senegalo-Gambian secretariat.
Lance Corporal Nuha Conteh, a member of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) who was last week Tuesday arrested by operatives of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency The Gambia, (DLEAG) and opened fire in the air to scare guards on duty and escaped has been rearrested, The Point has learnt.
The minister of Health Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh on Saturday in his daily press briefing, said the current situation of the covid-19 in the country, called for calm, while urging Gambians to report any suspected case (s) of novel coronavirus as the country registered five new cases.
President Macky Sall’s government has come to the aid of the media in these trying times of covid-19 by doling out 1.4 billion CFA, an equivalent of D120.4 million to media chiefs to meet the challenges and effects of covid-19 pandemic.
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.