Aug 14, 2020, 11:48 AM
The Gambia recorded it highest number of death cases due to coivd-19 with 10 new casualties yesterday, bringing the total registered by the country to 43- a crude case-fatality ratio of 2.8%, health officials reveal.
This is another move in support to Government’s efforts to tackle the covid-19 crisis, and to address the main democratic transition challenges ahead in 2020-2021. This complements the donation of 9 million Euros (around 500 million dalasis) of Budget Support to help the country to implement its responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This additional assistance is another contribution by Team Europe in addressing the socio-economic consequences of the covid-19 in The Gambia. At the same time it reflects the European Union constant attachment to democratic transition. 2020 and 2021 will be decisive years for The Gambia. The EU will be there and stand firm in its support” says Ambassador Attila LAJOS, the EU Head of Delegation in The Gambia.
The EU is refocusing and strengthening the ongoing Technical Assistance under its first State-Building Contract with The Gambia on the immediate needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, in the areas of Public Financial Management, Statistical Reform, Business Environment and Security Sector Reform.
The experts funded under this project assist the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment, the Gambia Public Procurement Authority, The Gambia Bureau of Statistics, and the National Security Adviser Office.
The initial budget of this project was 2,5 million Euros (around 140 million Dalasis). It has now been increased to some 3,050,000 Euros (around 170 million Dalasis) with an extended duration. This enables the EU to quickly strengthen its response to the COVID-19 crisis in The Gambia, including the socio-economic recovery phase whilst not jeopardizing the main democratic transition challenges ahead.
Nominated parliamentary aspirants of the West Coast Region, Banjul and the Kanifing Municipality have signed a code of conduct designed for a more peaceful National Assembly election on 9 April 2021.
BANJUL, 8 June 2022: His Excellency Dr. Mamadou Tangara, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, on 8 June 2022 joined over 20 other countries of the Atlantic coast in Rabat, Morocco for the first Ministerial Meeting of the African Atlantic States.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), in a statement themed: Unacceptable Police Brutality Against a Civilian, which is signed by Chairman Emanuel D. Joof, has task the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to investigate and prosecute officers of the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) of the Gambia Police Force (GPF), who have been seen in a video that went viral on social media beating, kicking and brutalising an unarmed civilian.