Feb 16, 2022, 11:31 AM
The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission (TRRC) in its report submitted sometime ago to The Gambia government has revealed that the state central prison, Mile II, is unfit for detention of prisoners.
Officials say the China’s 2021 sessions is the most important annual political sessions held in Beijing.
The two sessions refer to the yearly plenary meetings of the National People’s and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, which are China’s top legislature and top political advisory body respectively.
Ma Jianchun, while briefing the media at the Chinese Embassy, said: “The two sessions are centered on promoting comprehensive socio-economic development towards greater prosperity.” He added that by reviewing the two sessions, one could keep up with China’s development and observe the growing vitality of socialist democracy with Chinese characteristics.
Ambassador Ma Jianchun said the two sessions looked back at the past year’s extraordinary achievements.
“The Chinese government and the people have achieved major strategic success in fighting covid-19 and continuously consolidating achievements in curbing the spread of the virus.”
According to him, China had resumed a lot of work on its socio-economic development leading to the only major economy that achieved positive growth in the covid-19 ravaged year with a 2.3 percentage of its GDP.
He added: “This year, a new session of FOCAC will be held in Senegal, making further progress to cooperation between China and African countries including The Gambia. China will continue to support Africa’s efforts in ensuring public health, accelerating industrialisation, striving for self-generated development, and maintaining peace and stability.”
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) report on the Economic Developments and Progress under the ECF Programme has stated that the Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG) has adopted an adequately accommodative monetary policy stance during the Pandemic to lower the policy rate from 12.5 to the end-2019 to 10% from Q2 2020 through Q1 2022.
An unidentified police officer is currently in ‘hot water’ as officers of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency – The Gambia have taken him into custody for reportedly helping a ‘renowned drug trafficker’ Lamin Jarju, alias Lamin Sarjoh, escape arrest; The Point has been reliably informed.