Sep 18, 2020, 10:48 AM
The Gambia’s Ministry of Health announced the registration of 33 new positive coronavirus cases in the country, taking the total COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country to 3,473.
Bakary K. Jammeh, the governor of Central Bank in a statement stated that recurrent expenditure increased by 31.2 percent to D8.0 billion (8.1 percent of GDP) compared to D6.1 billion (7.0 percent of GDP) in the first half of 2019, while adding that capital expenditure on the other hand, declined by 22.9 percent to D2.8 billion (2.9 percent of GDP).
The statement further reads that: “Preliminary estimates of government fiscal operations indicated that overall deficit, including grants worsened from D0.6 billion (0.7 percent of GDP) in the first half of 2019 to a deficit of D1.6 billion (0.4 percent of GDP) in the first half of 2020. The budget deficit excluding grants, however, improved to D3.2 billion (3.2 percent of GDP) in the first half of 2020 compared to D3.5 billion (4.0 percent of GDP) in the same period in 2019.”
He said that the total revenue and grants stood at D9.2 billion (9.4 percent of GDP) in the first six months of 2020 compared to D9.1 billion (10.4 percent of GDP) in the same period last year.
“Tax revenue rose by 4.3 percent to D5.4 billion (5.5 percent of GDP) in the first half of 2020 from D5.2 billion (5.9 percent of GDP) in the corresponding period a year ago. Non-tax revenue also rose to D2.3 billion (2.3 percent of GDP) in the first six months of 2020 from D1.0 billion (1.2 percent of GDP) in the same period last year.”
Kuntaur Major Health Centre in the Niani District of the Central River Region north (CRR/n) has been without a medical doctor for the past three years, The Point can reliably report.
Former City Limit Radio boss, Abdoulie P.O. Njie alias Alagie Njie on Tuesday told the Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) that he needs justice in the case involving him and City Limit Radio.