Jun 18, 2020, 12:12 PM
Two people are reported to have died as a result of being electrocuted in Banjul on Monday, The Point has been reliably informed.
The campaign dubbed ‘Operation Defeat Corona by Making a Borehole to Provide Street Taps Water for Needy Communities’ will be supported by successful individuals and fellow businessmen and women, he added.
“I came up with this campaign to help the needy communities with water by making a borehole with street taps. In these difficult times of corona, water is very important in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic,” he said.
He added: “I believe in each community there must be a successful individual living in that place and I want to call on those people to help the community they belong to with water.”
According to him, water is one of the most important things to human beings, adding that he has been doing this kind of gesture for many years especially around areas in Brusubi and Bijilo.
“I was touched with pain when I first saw lot of people around my places in Bijilo and Brusubi coming to fetch water from my street taps. This is what really motivates me more to launch this initiative to help needy communities with street taps.”
He added that this campaign (constructing a borehole and street taps for the needy communities) is going to be supported by successful individuals and fellow businessmen and women in their communities.
Mr. Jobe noted that it is always very important to give back to the communities they belong to, noting that water is one of the major problems in some of the communities. He added that it is very important for them as successful individuals to help needy communities with water (community street taps).
“I am making a call to my fellow successful businessmen and women and individuals to help communities with borehole and street taps. Water is very important to human being and communities in fight against covid-19.
He finally said that he is planning to dig more boreholes with street taps in Tanji and other places.
The Honourable Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, solicits support from Congresswoman, Karen Bass. US lawmaker is the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and also the Africa Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the United States Congress.
The government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Agriculture on Friday 5 June 2020 received agricultural machinery, equipment and fertiliser from the government of the People’s Republic of China for onward delivery to the farming community.
Petroleum and Energy Minister Fafa Sanyang has revealed that the covid-19 pandemic has significantly affected all aspects of life, including the energy sector.
The deputy director of Health Promotion at the Ministry of Health Sanjally Trawally yesterday revealed to journalists in a press briefing that 51 Banjulians were arrested for not practicing social distancing.
The prosecution team, led by Inspector Oley Bobb, on 22 April, 2020, withdrew the case involving nine men who were charged with exporting essential commodities. The prosecution applied under Section 68 of the Criminal Procedure Code to withdraw the matter.