Dec 9, 2020, 12:54 PM
The trial judge in the ongoing criminal case against former director of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and six others on Monday 7 December warned the case should not delay any further.
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
As part of government’s legal and security sector reform agenda in 2019, the Ministry of Justice requested technical assistance from the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) for the review of The Gambia Armed Forces Act.
Having registered series of maternal deaths in The Gambia, a group of concern Gambians called Mbama Care Foundation in partnership with Gambian Women's Lives Matter will hold a peaceful protest today 23 September 2020 at Westfield.