Mar 17, 2021, 1:20 PM
The Senegalese ambassador to The Gambia Basirou Sene has spoken on the recent Sanyang riot which claimed the life of a 32-year-old Gibril Ceesay, calling for calm and restraint in the coastal settlement of Sanyang.
“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.”
Serrekunda market vendors and shop owners have declined interviews with journalists about the high cost of living and prices of basic food commodities.
Ambassadors of Algeria, Bangladesh, Chad, Togo, Burundi, Deputy Chief of Mission of Mexico and a diplomat from the Embassy of Brazil on Friday paid tribute to Ambassador Dawda Fadera who passed on 20 February, 2022 in Banjul.