Dec 18, 2020, 12:20 PM
The Gambia government has denied allegations that it accepted bribery from the European Union in exchange for deportation of migrants to Banjul.
Speaking at the recently concluded fourth edition of the Stake in the Nation Forum held as a virtual event this year due to the covid-19 pandemic on 8 and 9 January 2021; Mr. Njai said the dates of out-of-country diaspora voter registration still remain July 2021.
“Although we have recently announced a delay in the start of voter registration in Gambia, the dates of Out-of-Country diaspora voter registration remain July 2021,” AlhajiAlieuMomarrNjai reassured the diaspora.
The forum was organised by the Migration and Sustainable Development in The Gambia project (MSDG) led by Professor Gibril Faal of the London School of Economics (LSE), in partnership with the Office of the President.
Stake in the Nation Forum is mandated as an annual consultative event in The Gambia National Development Plan (NDP) as a forum to enable the Gambian diaspora, which is the Eighth Region of the country, to engage with government ministries, departments and agencies, as well as NGOs and CSOs, on a wide range of developmental matters.
Quadrangle, Banjul, 7 May 2020- The minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Hon. Mamburay Njie has defended the decision of his ministry to procure food supplies for the poor and vulnerable Gambians across the country by mobilising funds from the budgets allocations of the various government ministries, agencies, and departments.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment has announced the lifting of the prohibition on export and re-export trade of essential commodities with immediate effect.