Mar 30, 2020, 11:34 PM
Chief of Defence Staff of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) Lt. Gen. Yakuba Drammeh and Navy Captain Dembo Jarju who were recently on self-quarantine over covid-19 have tested negative, The Point has been informed.
Col. Gomez, the new commander is preparing to defend his Second Master’s degree thesis on Peace and Conflict Resolution at International Christian University in Japan.
Meanwhile, Col. Turo Jawneh, former commanding officer of the State Guard Battalion has been named the new commander of the Republican National Guard, while Col. Sait Njie, until his new appointment was the director of Training and Doctrine at the Defence Headquarters in Banjul. He has now been appointed as the new commanding officer of the State Guards Battalion. The appointments are with immediate effect.
A release sent to this medium indicates:
“The Gambia Armed Forces is pleased to inform the general public that His Excellency the President of the Republic and Commander in Chief of the Gambia Armed Forces, Mr. Adama Barrow, acting in accordance with the powers conferred on him under section 190(1) and (4) of the 1997 Constitution has made the following appointments in the Gambia Armed Forces.”
The appointment of these senior officers, the release added, was part of the security sector reforms.
“The Gambia Armed Forces would like to express its deepest gratitude to His Excellency the President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of the Gambia Armed Forces for filling the vacant positions in the Armed Forces. This is a clear testimony of His Excellency’s ardent desire to transform the Gambia Armed Forces into a more robust and formidable Force.”
“On behalf of the Chief of Defence Staff, General Officers, soldiers and ratings of the Gambia Armed Forces, we wish to congratulate the concerned senior officers on their appointments.”
Buba Sanyang, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Lands and Regional Governments has been accused of “nepotism” in a land dispute between the Sanno Kunda and Bojang Kunda families of Brufut in Kombo North District, West Coast Region (WCR).
Legislators of the National Assembly after long hours of debate on Friday finally approved the extension of the State of Public Emergency across the country for a period of 45 days as measures to combat the spread of covid-19.
Press release #Team Europe is pleased to announce the signature of a new contract with the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI).
The High Commissioner of the Republic of The Gambia to the Federal Republic of Nigeria who is also accredited to 12 other countries and the Ecowas Commission, His Excellency Amadou S.O. Taal, recently presented his letters of credence to the Heads of State of Ghana, Angola and Chad.
State House, Banjul, June 23, 2020 – His Excellency, President Adama Barrow has told his colleague Heads of State and Government that The Gambia remains committed to achieving the goals of the ECOWAS single currency, the ECO.
President Adama Barrow has said in his fourth covid-19 address to the nation that his government will provide 2000 tons of fertilizer to support farmers in the upcoming rainy season and to further strengthen the drive for food security.