Jun 19, 2020, 11:53 AM
The Gambia has registered two new cases of covid-19, Dr. Mustapha Bittaye, deputy director Health Services confirmed to The Point on Thursday.
In a statement endorsed by the chairman of IEC, Alieu Momar Njai stated that the mandates of agents from political parties are to observe and note down any observation in the voter registration for submission to their various parties.
“A party agent must not interfere, disrupt and obstruct the registration process. Agents must not also influence, induce, entice any applicant to register or coerce, threaten, intimidate and bar applicant from registration,” he warned in a statement following the commencement of voter registration on 29th May, 2021.
The IEC top official noted that invitation to party agents is a privilege, whilst saying his office has the prerogative to accept any agent or send away any agent from a registration centre.
However, he urged party agents at various registration centres to comply with the IEC regulations, “failure which team supervisors will send them away from the registration centres,” he said.
Chairman Njai added that only one party agent from a political party is allowed in a registration centre at a time. “Political party agents at registration centres are hereby warned to refrain from taking any voter’s card from people to write down the details of the cards.
“Any information needed by a party agent on a registration voter should be collected from the team supervisor at an appropriate time,” he said.
The director of Technical Service at the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA), Yayha Manneh, has extolled the power of the media, saying GRA will remain committed and willing to engage, partner or collaborate with the media for national development.
Staff of Access Bank Gambia Ltd. are planning to embark on a sit-down starting from Wednesday over poor salaries and allowances among host of others, The Point has been reliably informed.
As Rwanda begins 100 days of the 27 Commemoration of the “Genocide Against Tutsi” - The Government of The Gambia joins in solidarity with Rwandans in this difficult period of #Kwibuka27.