Sep 9, 2020, 12:47 PM
The president of the Republic of The Gambia on Thursday 17 September 2020 will address the National Assembly on State of the Nation, according to a dispatch from the Office of the Clerk of the National Assembly.
Several hundred of travelers including European Passport and residency holders trapped in The Gambia since the imposition of restrictive travel measures by authorities will finally be able to return if the arrangement is struck between the Gambian Diplomatic mission in Spain and the airline industry.
Two flights are being negotiated between Banjul and Barcelona, the first Departure from Banjul is scheduled for August 12 and 13, with a possibility of a third flight for August 14.
According to Mr. Saibou Drammeh, the consular at the Gambian embassy in Madrid, they are still trying to “secure permits for the flights” which will finally enable Gambians stranded in the Gambia for months to return to Europe.
“We are trying to secure a permit for a flight tomorrow 12th and Thursday, 13th August, 2020, but no approval yet” the consular in Madrid said.
The Gambian Diplomatic mission in Spain has been working tirelessly to ensure a smooth coordination of repatriation efforts aimed at EU travelers stranded in the Gambia during the period of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Spain is home to one of the highest numbers of Gambians living in Europe.
An anonymous witness, who appeared before the Truth Reconciliation and Reparation Commission (TRRC) recently narrated how he was diagnosed with the HIV/AIDS and his subsequent encounters with former president Yahya Jammeh while administering his alternative treatment in 2007.
State House, Banjul, 4th June 2020: His Excellency, President Adama Barrow in accordance with the power vested in him under Section 138(2) of the 1997 Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia, has appointed Honourable Justice Awa Bah and Honourable Justice Edrissa F. Mbai as Justices of the Supreme Court of The Gambia.
Personnel of The Gambia Immigration Department with support of The Gambia National Navy Monday night arrested 7 Senegalese nationals for violating the State of Public Emergency Regulations ordered by the government of The Gambia.