Aug 9, 2021, 11:51 AM
According to the mayor of Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC), Talib Ahmed Bensouda, an additional D2.4 million has been returned to the account of the KMC staff welfare association.
The decision is the result of a factual and objective assessment concluded by the European Commission in February 2021 of EU partner countries’ cooperation in the area of return and readmission of migrants who have no right to stay in the EU. On the basis of this assessment, the European Commission concluded in July 2021 that the level of cooperation with some countries, including The Gambia, is not sufficient and submitted a proposal for temporary visa measures 1
The EU, reaching the same conclusion, has now adopted the temporary visa measures as presented below.
The EU has, throughout the year, continued to engage with the authorities of The Gambia informing them of the process under the EU Visa Code, the EU’s expectations on improving cooperation on return and readmission, and the possible consequences in case cooperation did not improve. The overall positive relationship between the EU and The Gambia was taken into due consideration at all stages of the process.
“As in every partnership, the one between The Gambia and the EU warrants a commitment to responsibilities on both sides. It is our hope that the measures agreed today will foster and improve cooperation between the EU and The Gambia in the area of return and readmission. These are very important pillars of a comprehensive and tailor-made migration partnership with The Gambia”, says H.E. Corrado Pampaloni, Ambassador of the European Union to The Gambia.
Addressing hundreds of people from all the five districts of Foni, who came to shift their allegiance to the UDP at the party’s Manjai Bureau on Saturday, Lawyer Ousainou Darboe, the party leader assured that: “A UDP government will treat all Gambians equally irrespective of tribe or political affiliation and Foni will not and cannot be an exception.”
The secretary general and party leader of The Gambia Democratic Party (GDC), Mamma Kandeh, over the weekend called on Gambians to open their eyes because President Adama Barrow had lied to the citizens by failing to fulfill his promises.
The secretary general and party leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Ousainou Darboe has accused President Adama Barrow of not prioritising the recently rejected Constitution Promulgation Bill 2020.