Apr 21, 2020, 12:11 PM
The acting director of Health Services Dr. Mustapha Bittaye yesterday told journalists at a press briefing that they have traced 71 contacts of newly confirmed cases.
The Finance minister was responding to a question posed by the deputy speaker of the National Assembly as far back as December.
It has been revealed by the head of the Finance Ministry that as of June 2019, the government of The Gambia in fact is the second biggest debtor to Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation behind the National Water and Electricity Company NAWEC.
Despite its continuous failures to provide consistent and adequate water and electricity to the people of the country, NAWEC is the biggest debtor, owing Social Security a whopping 892,832 million dalasis.
Government of The Gambia is the second biggest debtor to and owes SSHFC the sum of 421,577 million dalasis.
The third biggest government institution is Gambia Groundnut Corporation GGC which owes the finance corporation GGC 222000000,298 (two hundred and twenty two million, two hundred and ninety eight).
Gambia Civil Aviation Authority GCAA also owes SSHFC a staggering ninety two million, six hundred thousand (GCAA 92000000600, 000)
The Finance Minister also told the lawmakers that the state broadcaster, Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) also owes Social Security GRTS 47000000,950 (forty seven million nine hundred and fifty)
The institution with the least amount is Gambia International Airlines (GIA) owing just fifteen million nine hundred and eighty two thousand (15, 982000).
The total of the six mentioned institutions including the government amounts to 1000000000,693245000.
According to records, eight institutions owe SSHFC but Finance Minsiter Njie only provided information on the six above mentioned institutions.
Quizzed about how much Gambia Ports Authority and Gambia Telecommunications GAMTEL, the minister at the time of this report could not provide any information, saying he did not have it at hand.
This did not please the parliamentarians who claimed he had enough time since December 2019 to provide all the necessary information on the matter.
Minister Njie, however, said mechanisms are in place to ensure these institutions will be obliged to pay their debts and he said some of them have gradually begun paying.
ECOWAS Secretariat in a just ended meeting has mandated all ECOWAS member states to reopen their airports and seaports by the 31st July, 2020.
Samba Doro Bah, an inmate at the State Central Prison yesterday alleged the former prisons director, David Colley and Azziz Tamba, a brother to former President Yahya Jammeh's conspired and killed Baba Jobe.
State House, Banjul, April 29, 2020 – The Public is hereby informed that the President of the Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency Adama Barrow, acting under section 76 of the 1997 Constitution of Republic of The Gambia, is pleased to declare Friday 1st May, 2020, a Public Holiday throughout The Gambia, in observance of International Workers’ Day.
Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, the coordinator of the Crisis Relief Fund (CRF) which was launched yesterday by Citizens Alliance Party (CAP) has urged the Finance minister to explain to Gambians how the D143 million on covid-19 pandemic was spent.
Effective on Wednesday 1 April 2020, the UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat is operating according to a new structure, as part of an organisational change initiative to overhaul the secretariat as the UN lead entity supporting the intergovernmental Climate Change process and to mobilise Climate Action towards global transformation to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement in an effective, efficient manner.
GENEVA − The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has announced the appointment of a Gambian financial expert, Adda Faye as the new Chief Financial Officer, according to a press statement released on June 26.