Jun 16, 2020, 11:40 AM
Police in the Kanifing Municipality have arrested one Dawda Keita for reportedly having carnal knowledge of his biological daughter; The Point has been reliably informed.
Minister Sanyang explained that the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the petroleum sector in The Gambia in various ways, saying for precautionary measures, the government gave directive for all the commercial vehicles to reduce the number of their passengers to 30%.
He added that as a result of the restriction on the movement of vehicles during the lockdown, the demand for fuel has reduced and due to petrol downturn, the government has reduced the pump prices of petrol by 25%, diesel by 23% and kerosene by 44%.
In The Gambia, he said petroleum contributes significantly to the revenue and the reduction of the pump prices has directly affected the revenue base of government in 2020.
He said the Covid-19 has created uncertainty and delay in the petroleum activities because their partners had to postpone their activities till 2021.
He applauded the regional integration efforts, while adding the at this moment of low oil and gas prices, the ECOWAS member states can promote the use of cooking gas in order to eradicate the use of fuel wood. “In The Gambia almost 80% of our domestic energy is coming from fuel wood and charcoal.”
“Low oil price can lead to the falling of service fees due to low demand. We are trying, taking the opportunity of that to see how best we can intensify to extend our activities. We are working with the African legal support facility to help in reviewing our legislature and regulations.”
Baba Galleh Jallow, a life sentenced prisoner who yesterday testified before the TRRC, revealed that the current commissioner of Operations at The Gambia Prisons Service, Lamin Sowe, lied to the commission for not being an orderly to former prisons director, David Colley.
Sheikh Cadi Abdoulie Kanteh, vice president of Rawdatul Majaalis has weighed in on the controversial gay marriage topic in The Gambia, calling on the Muslim Umah to rally against the “shameful practice” in the “strongest terms.”
The long-running misunderstanding between Imams Abdoulie Fatty and Muhammed Sillah has been amicably resolved, following a peaceful mediation talks headed by the Imam Ratib of Banjul, Alhagie Alieu Cherno Mass Kah on Tuesday.
Awa Minteh, Yankuba’s sister-in-law, yesterday continued her testimony under cross-examination by the state counsel, A.M. Yusuf, before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul in the murder case involving the accused.
State House, Banjul, June 12, 2020 – The National Business Council, chaired by His Excellency President Adama Barrow, today June 12, 2020, launched the Business Environment Reform programme at a meeting held at the State House.
The National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) on Monday announced a US$10 million Nafa Quick package aimed at contributing to the mitigation of the social and economic impact of COVID-19 on the population.