Aug 5, 2020, 11:50 AM
Banjul, August 3, 2020 - Feyifolu Boroffice, an American/Nigerian national, has been appointed as World Bank Resident Representative for The Gambia.
The reported new case is a 34-year-old female Gambian. The confirmation brings the Gambia’s total number of covid-19 cases to 23 with one death.
Meanwhile, Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday also registered 109 positive cases of covid-19, bringing the country’s total to 1995, 742 recovered, 19 deaths and 1233 under treatment.
Aron Tekelegzi, programme manager for Labou Human Development of International Organisation for Migration (IOM), said research showed that 59.6% of Gambians who embarked on irregular migration in 2018 did so as a result of inadequate job opportunities, while 21.6% embarked on regular migration in the same year also did so due to similar reason.
Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, the leader of Citizens Alliance Party (CA) has opined that the government from the onset, “disastrously” failed to tackle the virus despite a head start and so much goodwill. He added that there was a lack of a clear and comprehensive strategy to respond to the pandemic, thus calling for unity against the deadly virus.
As communities across The Gambia struggle to cope with challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the youth of Sittanunku village residing in the diaspora have donated food items and hygienic materials to the vulnerable households. Sittanunku is a village in the North Bank Region.