Jul 2, 2020, 11:31 AM
Finance and Economic Affairs minister Mambury Njie who moved the motion said there may be issues from the consolidated revenue fund during the period 1 January to 31 December 2020, adding that both dates inclusive, additional sum of money amounting to two billion, eight hundred and forty-five million dalasis for the purpose specified in the schedule to the Act.
The approved SAB caters for the following:
Ministry of Tourism and Culture 100,000,000.00,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs 50,000,000.00
Ministry of Finance 11,519,800.00
Centralised Services 893,585,417.80
Ministry of Lands and Regional Governments 46,772,841.25
Ministry of Agriculture 224,250,000.00
Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure 914,328,123.00
Ministry of Health 250,000,000.00
Ministry of Information and Communication 15,000,000.00
Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology 38,000,000.00
Ministry of Petroleum and Energy 77,000,000.00
National Debt Service 224,543,817.95.
According to the Finance minister, the objective of the bill was to provide additional sums for the services of Republic of The Gambia for the period 1 January to 31 December 2020.
It could be recalled that the Supplementary Estimates 2020 was tabled by the minister for Finance and Economic Affairs on Wednesday 8 July 2020 in accordance with section 153 of the Constitution which states: " subject to section 154, if in respect of any financial year it is found that the amount appropriated under the Appropriated Act is insufficient or that a need has arisen for a purpose for which no amount has been Appropriated by that act, a Supplementary Estimates showing the sums required shall be laid before the National Assembly before the expenditure has been incurred."
Ansumana Manneh, the director general of Gambia Prisons Services yesterday testified before the TRRC and accused former prison director, David Colley, of tribalism and nepotism.
Ms. Fatou Jatta, a victim of Yahya Jammeh's HIV/AIDS treatment, yesterday appeared before the TRRC, explaining her experience about former President Yahya Jammeh's Alternative Treatment.
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.
Legendary Gambian footballer Alhaji Momodou Njie alias Biri Biri will be laid to rest today at Old Jeshwang Cemetery.
Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul on the 20th July, 2020, ruled in the murder case involving Yankuba Touray that the witnesses of the accused cannot be heard by video link. This followed an application made by the defence counsel, Abdoulie Sissoho, to allow the witnesses of the accused namely, Mamie Minteh-Touray, Bakary Minteh and Mariama Minteh to testify by video link.
For the first time in the history of the country, The Gambia has introduced virtual court sittings amid the coronavirus pandemic.