Sep 23, 2021, 1:49 PM
The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) with funding from the World Bank Fiscal Management Project (GFMDP) on Wednesday gathered stakeholders from different institutions to look into the GRA Maiden Taxpayers’ Charter.
A press release issued by government spokesperson, Ebrima G. Sankareh states:
“All “lumo” market committees, traders, visitors and supervisory Area Councils are urged to continue adhering to “The Public Health Emergency Act (Dangerous Infectious Diseases) Protection Regulations, 2020, including the wearing of facemasks, provision of hand washing facilities and regular cleansing of market areas.
The 1025 Toll-Free hotline of the Ministry of Health remains open to members of the public and “lumo” market operators and traders are encouraged to make good use of it for relevant information on COVID-19.”
Sheriff Bojang, the president of The Gambia Press Union (GPU) has stated that as the country goes into the first-post dictatorship presidential election in December, the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity remain a concern to the GPU.
The determination to the question referred to the Supreme Court by the High Court of The Gambia on whether or not a former member of the AFPRC junta can be tried, has renewed hopes that Yahya Jammeh, Edward Singhateh, Sana Sabally and Yankuba Touray could be tried for crimes they committed, despite the immunity provisions inserted in the 1997 Constitution.