Mar 18, 2021, 2:17 PM
The United Democratic Party (UDP) has urged government to investigate the incident that gripped Sanyang village on Monday, while extending condolences to the family of the deceased.
PS Sanyang made these remarks at a press briefing at the ministry’s office complex in Banjul on Tuesday.
He said that his ministry was ready to work with the communities by giving them their rights if violated by the government on land issues across the country.
According to him, section (4) of the Land Acquisition and compensation Act 1991 states that the minister may acquire any land for public purpose, saying therefore such consideration or compensation as may be agreed on or determined in accordance with this Act.
However, the ministry acknowledges that compensation has not been paid to Kebba Kunda family of Sukuta for the acquisition of a portion of their land for public purpose (Salagi Layout) during the acquisition process.
PS Sanyang added that the ministry will work closely with Kebba Kunda family to effect the said compensation in accordance with the land Acquisition and Compensation Act 1991.
He said section 24 of the Physical Planning and Development Control Act 1991, states that a person shall not carry out any development on any land subject to the provision of this Act, unless that person has been issued with a development permit in respect of the land by the planning authority of Area in which the land is situated.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), on Wednesday organised a stakeholders’ consultative forum with the media and CSOs to discuss the requirements and nomination process for the 4th December Presidential Elections.
“Understanding that there are many Madrassas here in Upper Saloum and also knowing that those teachers are not paid by the children’s parents, I and my executive have deemed it very necessary to allocate salary to all Madrassa teachers as Upper is not an exception,” says Darboe.
Dr. Alieu Gibba, a senior lecturer and president of the University of The Gambia’s Faculty and Staff Association (UTGFSA) has debunked claims advanced by the university, describing it as lack of integrity and merit.