Feb 1, 2022, 1:25 PM
The life of a 9-year-old boy was cut short on Friday 28th January, 2022 when he fell into a well at Sinchu Jenum, CRR/n.
The meeting of Hon. Fabureh and FAO director general came on the sidelines of the minister’s visit to Rome to present the National Pathway of the Gambia’s Food Systems at a Pre-Summit of the United Nation’s Food System Submit from the 26-28th July 2021.
The Gambia minister shared ideas with director Dongyu on the agricultural sector in The Gambia. The minister and the director-general shared views on the agriculture sector of the Gambia, as she appealed to FAO DG to support the country become more self-sufficient in rice production. She pointed out that her ministry’s top priorities were those of rice, millet and poultry production, given that these are key stable foods for the population. Hon Fabureh emphasised the need for innovation and technology to improve productivity, while bemoaning the low investment received in this regard.
The FAO DG appreciated the minister’s vision, and shared his insights with her on how improved and hybrid crop varieties can achieve higher production needs. He noted that given the Gambia’s subtropical climate, these varieties could be a viable solution for productivity concerns. The FAO DG also agreed with Minister Fabureh that close attention to innovation and the creation of value-addition would be key for better productivity, as well as youth engagement in the sector. He assured the minister of FAO’s continued support.
By Modou Kanteh Information Officer MoA
Ousman Sillah, National Assembly Member for Banjul North on Friday spoke to GRTS’ ‘This Morning’ show and confirmed that gentrified Crab Island that will be turned into technical skills Centre is expected to operate mid-September 2021.
The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) on Thursday 15 July 2021 announced its plans to distribute D13 million dalasis among 500 hundred windstorm victims across the country.
As the State of Public Health Emergency continues, the Gambia Madrassa Teachers Association for Development (GaMTAD) has called on the government to come to their aid amid the pandemic.