Apr 7, 2020, 1:28 PM
The acting director of Health Services at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Mustapha Bettaye, on Saturday told the press that a total of 16 new samples for suspected covid-19 were taken and tested on Friday but all proved negative.
CDS Drammeh was accompanied by a high powered delegation of senior army officials.
The purpose of the visit was to strengthen the already existing good working relationship between the two institutions, CDS Drammeh told reporters.
Drammeh said they have been enjoying a cordial working relationship with GRA which they aimed to strengthen.
He called on them to nurture the peace and tranquility known in the country.
He stated that since he took command on 17 March 2020, he deemed it fitting to pay courtesy call on heads of institution across the country.
CDS stated that his priority was to transform the Gambian army and make the armed forces reorganised globally.
“We want to ensure we have an armed forces that is legitimate, professional, highly trained, mobile, subordinate and accountable to the authority,” he said.
He added that they wanted to have an army that is sensitive to the needs and aspiration of every Gambian and non-Gambians alike but also whose actions fall within international best practices, respects human rights as well as efficient and effective in discharge its constitutional mandate.
Commissioner General Yankuba Darboe in turn expressed gratitude to the CDS and his team for the visit, describing it as timely and a worthy course.
He stated that GRA’s mandate is to collect revenue, adding that they cannot collect revenue in the absence of peace and tranquility.
Commissioner General Darboe assured them of his office’s unflinching support, saying working hand-in-glove is the only way to promote peace and tranquility in the country.
He explained that the meeting focused on a wide range of issues aimed at promoting peace and stability in the country.
The GRA boss advised people to nurture the culture of team work, peace and stability, saying no single institution can bring peace to all and sundry.
The acting director of Health Services Dr. Mustapha Bittaye on Tuesday disclosed in the daily press briefing that psychosocial support and sensitisation activities have been intensified at a village in Upper River Region (URR), as a community threatens to banish the family of the only confirmed covid-19 case of the village.
The Gambia government and Tarek Musa have reached an agreement in respect to the adverse findings of the Janneh Commission against Tarek Musa.
The High Commissioner of the Republic of The Gambia to the Federal Republic of Nigeria who is also accredited to 12 other countries and the Ecowas Commission, His Excellency Amadou S.O. Taal, recently presented his letters of credence to the Heads of State of Ghana, Angola and Chad.
Bijilo, 3 June, 2020: As part of its ongoing Mass Agricultural Production Project (also known as the Cassava Out-grower Scheme) within the wider framework of the Tekki Fii - Make It in The Gambia Project, GIZ International Services with its implementing partners, the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) Gambia Chapter and Aspuna Gambia Ltd. embarked a virtual online training programme for 120 selected cassava out-growers.
Commissioner of Operations at The Gambia Prisons Service, Lamin Sowe on Tuesday told the Truth Reconciliations and Reparations Commission how the former regime used to detain opponents or suspects unlawfully at the State Central Prisons.
State House, Banjul, 7th July 2020 – In exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 34(6) of the 1997 Constitution, His Excellency, Adama Barrow, president of the Republic of The Gambia has declared a State of Public Emergency in the whole country. The declaration shall last for a period of seven days, pursuant to section 34(2) with effect from 8th July 2020.