Nov 9, 2020, 12:04 PM
The National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) has announced that Karpowership was from yesterday Sunday replacing its current ship with a new one and new generator sets.
The special online summit of the Heads of State and Government of Non-Aligned Movement member states was convened at the initiative of His Excellency Mr. llham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan.
Dr. Tangara who was part of 45 speakers who made statements at the summit called for concerted efforts in the fight against COVID-19. He maintains that: “No one is safe until when everyone is safe. We are in this together. Viruses have no respect for borders.”
Foreign Minister Tangara used the opportunity to inform the summit that The Gambia currently has registered seventeen (17) cases, one death and nine treated and discharged. He revealed to the summit that The Gambia has taken the following measures to fight coronavirus pandemic:
Dr. Tangara said in light of COVID-19, The Gambia continues to struggle with high debt burden, drastic reduction of tourism and remittances and also anticipating potential decline in agricultural activity. He said the current plight prepares ground for food insecurity adding that recovery process could be slow, painful and hard.
He used the summit to call for debt relief which according to him is one of the major avenues to enable developing countries cope with the burden of COVID-19. He further extended gratitude and appreciation for the steps taken by IMF, World Bank, Islamic Development Bank, African Development Bank, G7, G20 and the European Union towards debt cancellation.
He said beside the adverse socio-economic impact COVID-19 would have on societies, he thus called for the strengthening of global health systems and multilateral institutions.
At the conclusion of the summit, Non-Aligned Movement member states adopted a declaration amongst which is the establishment the Non-Aligned Movement Taskforce. The said Taskforce will be tasked to work-out a database that will include the basic humanitarian, medical needs and requirements of NAM member states, which will be submitted by the Chairman to all donor countries, International Humanitarian Organisations, Transnational Private Entities implementing social responsibility projects and others for possible support and assistance.
Issued by the Communication Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad
If there is any other place in The Gambia that many need to be familiar with its story so far, it is the CFAO (Compagnie Francaise d’Afrique Occidentale) Building in Albreda community.
Scores of commercial drivers and roadside vendors along the Westfield Junction and its satellite areas have sulkily complained over the open gutters beside the road.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE), has rubbished the much-talked about rumour circulating on social media that his ministry has received or spent a sum of D35 million on media houses across the country for the broadcast of school lessons amid Covid-19 lockdown.