Mar 24, 2021, 11:20 AM
The Gambia has registered 48 new positive coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases ever confirmed in the country since March 2020 to 5, 303.
Amadou Sanneh, who was speaking in a telephone interview with our reporter last Friday, acknowledged that when Manjang took over as managing director at the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation, he brought a lot of positive changes to the institution after years of mismanagement.
He indicated that Manjang is a financial expert, questioning what he will do at Senegalo-Gambia Secretariat.
Sanneh further explained that, series of financial mismanagement have been taking place at SSHFC, affirming that when Manjang took over, due to his financial experience he was able to regulate the office in all areas. This, he said, was why he was at one-time having problems with his staffs.
Due to Manjang’s wealth of experience in finance and his ability to control SHHFC during his tenure, Sanneh observed that even pensioners are now enjoying better amounts compared to before his tenure.
The ex-Trade Minister thus called on government to stop taking credit that they reduced pump price as a result of Covid-19, saying the reduction in pump price was long overdue, as it has been drastically reduced globally.
At least 189 soldiers of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), on Thursday were decorated from various ranks; with one soldier promoted from private to the rank of Staff Sergeant, 25 to Sergeant, 39 to Corporal and 124 to Lance Corporal at a ceremony held at the State Guards Battalion in Banjul.
The proprietor of MJ Finance and Bureau de Change, Alhagie Muhammed Morr Jobe has launched a campaign to call on successful individuals and fellow businessmen and women to join his bandwagon by digging boreholes to help needy communities with street taps.