Jul 24, 2020, 11:27 AM
Legislators at the National Assembly Wednesday night approved D2,845,000,000.00 as the Supplementary Appropriation Bill (SAB) for 2020 with amendments.
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.”
John Charles Njie, the chairman of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has affirmed that the reappointment of soldiers accused of coup was wrong.
Communities of Brikama, Busumbala and other villages in the West Coast Region are experiencing days of acute water shortage – with the situation being blamed on the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) for a sub-standard supply of water.
Kajali Sonko, deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs has affirmed that the Community Empowerment Programme (CEP) implemented by Tostan has significantly contributed to the development and capacity enhancement of communities especially women and girls among others.