Sep 25, 2020, 1:26 PM
Inmates at Mile 2 Central Prison have reportedly been hit by the covid-19 pandemic; The Point has been reliably informed.
In welcoming the new Representative and Country Director Mr. Tsumura, Dr. Tangara congratulated him and expressed the readiness of the Government of The Gambia to support him in ensuring a successful tour of duty. He assured him of his open–door policy as far as work is concerned. The Minister used the opportunity to also congratulate WFP for winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
For his part, Mr. Tsumura commended Minister Tangara for the opportunity and expressed optimism that he would work to strengthen the already cordial bond between The Government and WFP. He assured that he would also continue working on the School Feeding Programme that continues to benefit thousands of pupils across the country.
He was accompanied to the Foreign Ministry by World Food Programme’s, Partnerships Officer, Ms. Anta Kah.
Issued by the Communication Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad
President Adama Barrow has disclosed that government’s decision to downsize the Foreign Service through the closure of some diplomatic missions and recall of diplomatic personnel on the basis of executing a Staff Monitored Programme has stalled, as a result of the global lockdown
The minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure, Ebrahim Sillah, has expressed his utter dismay over the comments made by interim leader of Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), Fabakary Tombong Jatta, that at some point Gambians may resort to using guerilla warfare to regain sovereignty from Senegal.
Part of power balancing within some political parties before the 2021 presidential elections, President Adama Barrow’s National People’s Party (NPP) on Saturday swept both councillorship elections in Kerr Jarga ward and parliamentarian position in Niamina West Constituency.