Apr 28, 2020, 1:10 PM
Colonel Ousman Gomez, The Gambia Armed Forces’ Provost Marshal (military police chief) and legal advisor to the Chief of Defence Staff has been appointed new commander of The Gambia National Army.
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.
The lawmaker for Wuli West Hon. Sedia Jatta says the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs observes that after five decades of Africa's independence, little was done to improve the continent's foreign trade.
Amie Jarjue, who has rightly earned her name as “The Mother Theresa of The Gambia” and initiated a “National Fund Raiser” to buy essential foodstuffs for the needy families in The Gambia in an effort to keep them home and combat the spread of covid-19, told The Point that the team national fundraising for covid-19 has so far raised over US$6, 000.
The Gambia Bankers’ Association (GBA) on Tuesday, 14 March 2020, presented a cheque amounting D3 million (three million dalasis) to the Ministry of Health and municipalities to intensify fight against the deadly pandemic, covid-19.