Feb 15, 2021, 1:15 PM
The vice president of The Gambia Dr. Isatou Touray on Friday denied allegations that The Gambia government has signed a deportation agreement with Switzerland.
Speaking to Star FM Wake-up Morning Show on Friday, he said: “I am appealing to the head of state and all political leaders that; if they want free and fair election let them remove him (Alie Mamor Njai) and give the position to the younger ones so that peace continues in the country.”
He added that to prevent trouble in upcoming presidential elections like what happened in the 2016 presidential election, there is a need for the Chairman Njai to be removed and replaced by Anthony Secka.
However, Mr. Carayol said he neither has grudge against the current IEC chairman nor did he want the chairmanship again. “Even, if I am paid one million dalasi, I will not take the position again because I cannot handle it anymore,” he added.
“He (Njai) just wants to handle the position but he lacks the capacity to hold it. He should have not waited to be told but he should have resigned from his position earlier,” Carayol argued.
Alieu Momar was appointed as the chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Monday 11 April, 2016 following the retirement of Mustapha L. Carayol on 7 April, 2016.
The Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG) in collaboration with the African Risk Capacity (ARC) Limited is currently holding a two-day workshop on the establishment of non-sovereign parametric micro/meso insurance in The Gambia.
The Gambia Armed Forces Operation team in support of peace, headed by Lt. Colonel Omar P. Bojang on Saturday 23 April, 2022, conducted a border patrol with journalists to all the border villages in Foni.
The purpose of the activity organised by GAF, was to give journalists the opportunity to gather first-hand information and also to interact with the affected families after the clash that occurred between the Senegalese army and Movement of Democratic Forces in Casamance (MFDC).
The Gambia began mass covid-19 vaccination campaign on the 10th of March 2021, with a national launch held at the MacCarthy Square in Banjul. The goal was to vaccinate, as much as possible, about 70 to 80 percent of the country’s total population.