May 19, 2020, 1:17 PM
The deputy director of Health Promotion at the Ministry of Health Sanjally Trawally yesterday told press officers that The Gambia has registered another imported covid-19 case.
Moving the motion, Alagie Jawara, member for Lower Badibou informed the assembly that the Bill seeks to grant independence to the members of the area councils from their respective parties and political leaders, and to further enhance the system of local governance, autonomy, freedom of speech and debate in accordance with Section 193 of 1997 Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia.
Hon. Jawara explained further that the Bill also seeks to ensure that a council member’s sense of duty, functions and actions are influenced by the supreme national and community interest as in line with their dictates of consent and not by their individual interest or party leaders.
For his part, Ousman Sillah, member for Banjul North said their role at the parliament is to serve as guide to the people who elected them as their representatives and that being the case, he said, people that elected their representatives are the one who should revoke the person they elected to the office.
The power of the people representatives, he affirmed, should be respected at any cost.
Fatoumatta Jawara, member for Tallinding stated that no person should be victimised for supporting a political party he or she wishes to support.
Abdoulie Ceesay, member for Old Yundum said the Bill is to protect the local councils, chairmen and the Mayors so that they can do their work effectively and in the best interest of the country.
Ousman Touray, member for Sabach Sanjal affirmed that the National Assembly should not be used as a political "bantaba" but rather it should be a house where the national interest will be discussed for the greater good of the country.
Yaya Gassama, member for Kiang East noted that if any elected member betrays his or her political party, the person betrays the nation.
Madi M.K. Ceesay, member for Serrekunda West advised and maintained that the law should not be used to target the political parties.
Tida Jaiteh, a wife to late Baba Jobe, a former closed ally to former president Yahya Jammeh, yesterday testified before the TRRC, giving accounts of how Baba was imprisoned and killed through executive orders.
Police have questioned Ousman Rambo Jatta, the deputy leader of opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction over comments made against Toufa – the TRRC witness who accused former President Yahya Jammeh of rape.
Bijilo, 3 June, 2020: As part of its ongoing Mass Agricultural Production Project (also known as the Cassava Out-grower Scheme) within the wider framework of the Tekki Fii - Make It in The Gambia Project, GIZ International Services with its implementing partners, the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) Gambia Chapter and Aspuna Gambia Ltd. embarked a virtual online training programme for 120 selected cassava out-growers.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Mothers should breastfeed their babies even if they have contracted COVID-19, the World Health Organization’s head said on Monday, as the benefits outweigh the risks of infection.
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.
Andersen Global announces its entrance into the Gambian market by way of a Collaboration Agreement with Fajara Chambers, a law firm based in Fajara, continuing its rapid expansion in Africa which serves as an integral part of the organization’s global presence.