Jun 30, 2020, 12:13 PM
Ismaila Ndong, an alleged serial rapist and robber now faces 16 criminal counts after state prosecutors pressed fresh charges from eight to 16.
As of today, out of the 230,000—(50Kg) bags of rice earmarked for distribution to 84% of Gambian households, some 193,179 bags have reached their distribution centres nationwide.
Also, of the 230,000–(50Kg) bags of sugar meant for the programme, some 197,279 bags have thus far been distributed across all regions in the country.
Similarly, of the 148,000–(10-Litre) drums of cooking oil, some 125,618 drums have also left McCarthy Square and now available at the various distribution centres across The Gambia.
During a briefing with The Gambia Government Spokesperson Ebrima G Sankareh, the executive director of the National Disaster Management Agency, Mr. Sana Dabaha disclosed that distribution from McCarthy Square to the provinces is expected to end before Friday. A very energetic and elated Mr. Dahaba said the distribution has been going on seamlessly and Gambians are highly appreciative of this-much-needed emergency food-aid amid the covid-19 pandemic.
Director Dahaba also praised the men and women of the security forces for their discipline and demonstrated patriotism in providing both the labour force and security during the entire process. He equally recognised the significant roles of regional governors and local authorities for facilitating the distribution of the aid.
Mr. Dahaba congratulated President Barrow and his government for coming to the aid of majority of citizens under very difficult circumstances.
Ebrima G. Sankareh
The Gambia Government Spokesperson
A taskforce comprising health personnel and different securities apparatus in Farafenni in the North Bank Region (NBR), has arrested seven businesswomen and three men who unlawfully entered Senegal to import some vegetables.
As coronavirus epidemic continues to cripple global economies and paralyse businesses, another sector feeling the devastating blow is the hospitality and allied sectors.
Imam Baba Leigh, a commissioner at the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has reacted to Gambians calling for his resignation amidst the commission’s 2019 annual report which seeks to protect the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender (LGBT).
The president of the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Edi Mass Jobe, has called on government of The Gambia to waive all corporate and payroll taxes for 2 years to encourage investment and improve standards in the stated areas: hospitals and health businesses, hotels and tourism businesses and agri-businesses.
Principal Magistrate Isatou Janneh-Njie, the newly-appointed coroner, presided over the inquest into the death of Januaro Wande Beducande Findon, a Guinea Bissau national.
Operatives of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency The Gambia (DLEAG) have arrested one Alhagie Belo, a native of Farafenni with what is suspected to be a “human skull” together with some skeletons and some bundles of suspected cannabis, The Point has been reliably informed.