Nov 23, 2022, 11:57 AM
The Gambia's movie industry has witnessed a significant increase in young talented actors and actresses over the past decade.
Government announced that it will declare a lockdown on 8 March 2021 due to the surge of the coronavirus pandemic in the country but Darboe said that is too long a period to wait.
Darboe urged government to immediately declare a lockdown, saying the longer government waits, the more the virus has the opportunity to spread extensively.
He made these remarks last Thursday while delivering his Independence message.
He further said that he sees no justification in declaring a lockdown on 8 March 2021 when the virus is already spreading in the country.
According to him, a UDP government would have taken a responsible decision to order an immediate lockdown.
He stated that the UDP leadership has been monitoring progress of the Covid-19 surge in the country and has decided to postpone their grand fundraising event until 22 May.
Ministers responsible for Tourism in Africa have been challenged to take the lead and initiate appropriate actions in their respective countries.
The Director-General of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency – The Gambia (DLEAG), Bakary Gassama, said the recent seizures of almost three tonnes of cocaine at the seaport and almost a quarter ton of cannabis resin (hashish) in Yundum is a manifestation that West Africa continues to be used as a transit point for drugs and The Gambia is not an exception.