Jul 12, 2021, 1:39 PM
A severe storm that struck the nation on Wednesday, 7 July 2021, severely destroyed many houses, rendered several people homeless amid lost lives and valuable materials.
“This decision is consistent with ECOWAS recommendations in harmonizing issues governing the COVID-19 pandemic within the West African sub-region.”
“Ever since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, The Gambia Government was among only a few countries globally that never charged fees for all COVID-related expenses including until very recently, exorbitant hotel expenses for mandatory quarantine.”
“However, because of the rising costs of medical equipment, supplies and attendant logistical and financial burdens, The Gambia Government found it logical to share some of these costs with intending international travellers.”
Project Steering Committee (PSC) for a United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) project that aims at strengthening the economic and social rights of vulnerable groups whose livelihoods have been negatively impacted by the construction of the Senegambia Bridge was launched yesterday at the Mansakonko Area Council conference center.
As the fight against the deadly coronavirus continues, with more than 9, 000 confirmed cases in the country, the nation’s nurses and midwives association has threatened to embark on an indefinite sit-down strike commencing 4 September if the ministry of Health fails to pay their allowances.
Former Gambian Vice President, Mrs. Fatoumata Jallow Tambajang, is vying for Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), and in an exclusive interview with veteran Gambian journalist and former Minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure, Mr. Demba Ali Jawo, she explains her motivation for wanting to serve in that coveted position in the AU Commission and what she intends to contribute to advancing the cause of African unity and development.