Jul 28, 2020, 11:18 AM
Gorgi Mboob, the commander of the Anti Crime Unit (ACU) of The Gambia Police Force has been put under administrative leave amid torture allegation; The Point has been reliably informed.
Held at the Paradise Suites Hotel, the event brought together various stakeholders and was presided over by the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs.
The Gambia TRS was conducted at the Banjul Seaport by the working group drawn from both GRA and its stakeholders such as, MOFEA, MOTIE, GPA, GPF, GID, GBOS, GCCI, FSQA, Shipping agencies and lines, ACFA and GBA.
The TRS project was successfully coordinated by Mr. Alieu Bittaye, DERMIT (Project Director) alongside Yahya Manneh, Director of Technical Service (Co-project Director) and under the direct supervision of Ismaila Jallow.
Speaking at the ceremony, Yahya Manneh, director of Technical Services thanked the Commissioner General and the entire management of GRA for the trust and confidence they have in appointing him as leader of the TRS and Risk Management Project.
Manneh disclosed that GRA through the support of the WCO-WACAM Project Phase II developed its first Project Management Guide in 2018.
The objective of developing such a document, he said, includes ensuring that implemented projects support the mission and the Corporate Strategic Plan of GRA, facilitate responsive and objective approval/decision making processes relating to projects, enhance ownership of the projects by senior and top management, clearly defining roles and responsibilities of project´s governing bodies and project team and to monitor the progress of programs/projects against indicators and initial project plans.
“It is gratifying to report that the TRS and Risk Management Project is the first to have adopted a project governance framework consisting of a project steering committee, project director, project manager and project team as outlined in the new GRA project management guide”.
Welcoming dignitaries, Yankuba Darboe, Commissioner General of Gambia Revenue Authority recalled that work on the implementation of the Time Release Study and Risk Management Projects started in 2019 through the financial support of the German International Agency for Development (GIZ) under the technical support and coordination of the World Customs Organization (WCO).
The Time Release Study, he went on, is indeed one of the tools under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement ratified by The Gambia in July 2017.
Commissioner Darboe indicated that the purpose of conducting TRS in The Gambia is to establish baseline data and information on the clearance of goods at the seaport of Banjul.
The case involving Musa Yalle Batchilly, an executive member of the Gambia Action Party (GAP), could not proceed yesterday before Principal Magistrate Isatou Janneh-Njie of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court because of his absence.
Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, the minister for Health has underscored the significant role of government in supporting the provision of affordable and quality health care for all Gambians.
The Ministry of Tourism and Culture has embarked on putting in place robust policies and strategies as part of efforts to prepare for post COVID-19 effects on the hospitality industry.
State House, Banjul, June 1, 2020 – His Excellency, President Adama Barrow received goodwill Ramadan messages from their Excellences, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt and Mahmoud Abass, President of the State of Palestine.
Fafa Ceesay, a Gambian businessman who is also a politician has underscored the unprecedented development of The Gambia under the leadership of President Adama Barrow and continues to register in the country, arguing that Gambian oppositions can’t defeat Barrow in the 2021 Presidential election.
A UNICEF SMS U-Report reveals that about 1,470 students out of the 10, 000 students who registered for the UNICEF SMS U-Report Poll have no access to television or radio to attend the ongoing lessons organised by the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE).
The United Democratic Party (UDP) has sent condolences to the families of the venerable Sheik Al Islam, EL-Hajj Ibrahim Niass over the demise of Chiekh Ahmed Tidiane Niass.