Feb 2, 2021, 11:39 AM
Beakanyang, one of the leading human rights and development CSOs in the country has announced the opening of its URR Office.
President Barrow will leave Banjul International Airport on Thursday, the 3rd June 2021.
The Gambian leader and his host, His Excellency Professor Alpha Conde, will have a tete-a-tete, followed by a bilateral meeting between officials of the two countries.
President Barrow will also conduct visits to important sites in Guinea. The visit will accord President Barrow an opportunity to meet with Gambians in Guinea.
President Conde was among the regional leaders of ECOWAS who played a significant role during the political impasse following the 2016 Presidential elections in The Gambia. Thus, the visit will reinforce the ties between the two governments and the strong bond shared by Gambians and Guineans.
Bakary Badjie, board chair Education For All Campaign Network – The Gambia (EFANet) has called on Gambia government and Local Government Authorities (LGAs) to demand action in line with the One Billion Voices campaign, among other things to increase state funding for education by 20% of public expenditure; ensure inclusive education system through equitable financing and programmes that prioritise the most marginalised; and provide free quality education for all and end the trend towards the privatisation and commercialisation of education.
The minister of Petroleum and Energy, Fafa Sanyang and partners yesterday validated The Gambia Green mini-Grids (GMG) feasibility studies, which is part of The Gambia GMG country support programme and funded by the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) of the African Development Bank.
Imam Baba Leigh, a commissioner at the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has reacted to Gambians calling for his resignation amidst the commission’s 2019 annual report which seeks to protect the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender (LGBT).