Jul 3, 2020, 10:59 AM
The founding father and the former president of the Supreme Islamic Council (SIC) Sheikh Alhagie Banding Drammeh has passed away at his home in Brikama on Thursday after suffering from a long illness.
Hassoum Ceesay, the director general, National Center for Arts and Culture (NCAC), said the coming season has to do with the various festivals. “As you know, in the past four to five years, there have been community festivals, and now our plan is to have a national festival.”
He said already work is ongoing in Janjanbureh which is basically to celebrate the history of Maccarthy after it was occupied by the British for 200 years.
“Our preparation for the season is also for the refurbishment of the National Museum by Africell, and the dedication of Arch 22 as a National Memorial Site for the victims of the dictatorship.”
NCAC director general explained that there are some activities which have to do with the refurbishment of heritage sites such the Mungo Park Memorial obelisk in Sami Karantaba. According to him, the contract has been awarded and work has started and expected to finish by early November.
Nominated National Assembly Member and lawyer, Ya Kumba Jaiteh, has suggested that the National Assembly amends the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) Act so that the legislation will compel President Adama Barrow to make the commission's report public within a time frame.