Apr 14, 2020, 1:25 PM
The African Development Bank Group on Wednesday announced the creation of the COVID-19 Response Facility to assist regional member countries in fighting the pandemic.
Mr. Jah who has so far served 11 years in prison, explained that he was first placed at the Security Wing for one month 18 days before he was convicted, saying the conditions were not good.
He told the commission that the Security Wing was tight and there was not enough ventilation. He said that he stayed there for two years before he was convicted on four counts; ranging from stealing, rape and attempted stealing, leading to his life imprisonment.
"I was later moved to the main yard but the conditions were not better because it was over crowded. My first three years in the prison was better because I was employed as an assistant medic to help the sick persons."
He added that during Jammeh's time, the food was bad and that food such as pap used to cause beriberi.
Jah said he was once beaten by Ebrima Jammeh alias ‘chief torturer’ in connection with cannabis that was found with a prisoner who alleged that he (Jah) gave to him.
The witness alleged that the soldiers used to supply cannabis to the prisoners.
He added that he was beaten several times without telling him his crime.
"Ebrima Joof was stamped by an officer, Chief Kalilu from the yard and brought to the confinement. He was later taken out and after two days, we heard the information that he died. Musa Bah was also beaten seriously."
State House, Banjul, 14th May 2020: As required by the Constitutional Review Commission Act 2018, His Excellency, President Adama Barrow having received the Draft Constitution on 30th March 2020, the Ministry of Justice will publish the national document in the Gazette before the end of May 2020, before it is subsequently presented to the National Assembly in August 2020.
Alieu Jallow, Alasan Jeng, Abdourahman Jallow, Ousman Baldeh, Ousman Sarr, Musa Barry, Babacarr Sallah, Pascal Mendy and Sulayman Jallow were on 9 April, 2020, arraigned before Principal Magistrate Isatou Janneh-Njie of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court. They have been docked for allegedly exporting essential commodities, contrary to Section 5 (1) (a) and punishable under Section 7 (1) (a) of the Essential Commodities Emergency Powers Regulations, 2020.
Francesco La Camera, director general, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has said that transforming energy system could boost cumulative global GDP gains above business-as usual by USD 98 trillion between now and 2050.
Nuha Conteh, a member of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) who was on Tuesday arrested by operatives of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency The Gambia, (DLEAG) opened fire in the air as a means to enable his escape, The Point has learnt.
Ebrima B. Njie,former prison officer, said in his testimony yesterday before TRRC that prison’s chief officer, Kalilu Sanneh, was bribed to help the escape of former Taranga FM boss, Ablie Ceesay from Mile 2 (the state central prison).