Jul 15, 2020, 11:21 AM
Lawmakers at the National Assembly on Monday referred both the Criminal Offences Bill 2019 and Criminal Procedure Bill 2020 to the Assembly’s Business Committee (ABC) for scrutiny.
According to the government spokesperson, Ebrima G. Sankareh, part of the new regulations President Adama Barrow signed into law and has been gazette is mandatory wearing of facemasks in The Gambia.
“You can be assured that by next Friday you would start having problems with the police if they see anyone on the streets and is not in a mask, and you have to explain why. It is now a law and has been gazetted and is mandatory in The Gambia,” Mr. Sankareh said at a government press conference on Friday.
The Gambia’s Ministry of Health has reported that the country registered no new coronavirus case, no new covid-19 related death and no person in quarantine.
The Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters recently signed a contract with Heloika Energy for the construction of a hundred and three (103) boreholes across the country; fifty (50) of which are large boreholes and the other fifty-three (53) are mini boreholes costing D34 Million.