Oct 6, 2020, 11:15 AM
Essa Sowe, deputy general secretary, The Gambia Teachers Union (GTU) has warned that a potential academic crisis is looming in The Gambia if no action is taken.
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.
The National Center for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has declared open National Congresses for the artistes’ association of The Gambia.
The British High Commission Banjul has organised the 2020 Act of Remembrance at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery.
The United Democratic Party (UDP) has sent condolences to the families of the venerable Sheik Al Islam, EL-Hajj Ibrahim Niass over the demise of Chiekh Ahmed Tidiane Niass.