Sep 20, 2021, 1:55 PM
The National Country Strategic Opportunities Programme (COSOP) 2019-2024, was recently validated at a local hotel at an event spearheaded by the Roots Project under the Ministry of Agriculture.
The cause of the inferno was not established at the time of gathering the report. However, our reporter has been reliably informed the Brikama Area Council (BAC) has set-up a committee to get to the bottom of the latest market blaze in the country.
Brikama Market is one of the busiest markets where thousands of people who come from all parts of the West Coast Region and Casamance do their daily businesses. The number of stalls affected by the yesterday fire incident was not confirmed.
Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the fire.
It could be recalled that two months ago Basse market was also consumed by fire which burnt more than 300 stalls.
Information has reached to The Point that commuters continue diverting the security checkpoint at Darsilami village in Kombo Central, West Coast Region to get in and out of The Gambia.
Operatives from the Drug Law Enforcement Agency, The Gambia (DLEAG) last month arrested 63 people for drug trafficking related issues, as war against drug trafficking and other organised crime intensifies.
Ndey Marie Thiam, the president of Women for Peace in Casamance (PFPC), says with a strong involvement of women in conflict resolution and in the maintenance of peace and stability, women can flourish and contribute to lasting peace for all and to the well-being of the community in general.