Dec 24, 2020, 12:54 PM
The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) under the watchful eye of the Commissioner General Yankuba Darboe, recently held its maiden pre-retirement sensitisation for the 2021-2022 retirees.
This information was disclosed to the Gambia Radio and Television Service by the director general of the Gambia Livestock Marketing Agency, Dr. Demba Jallow.
The animals are meant to cater for the growing need for rams during the sacrificial religious feast.
Speaking on GRTS Radio during a programme dubbed ‘Gambia This Morning’, Dr. Jallow said the rams were secured by the Gambia Government and partners through the ministries of Agriculture and Trade. He said most of the rams are from Senegal, Mali and Mauritania. The GLMA boss noted that the imported rams will complement the local breed at a reasonable price in a bid to cater for Gambians. He further disclosed that the rams are sold at the Abuko and Brikama Livestock Markets, for as low as D5500. Jallow told GRTS that safety precautions were observed during the importation process of the animals that came to the country to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Top Gambian businessman and philanthropist, Salifu K. Jaiteh, has through his second hand clothing and building material company S.K. Jaiteh and Sons, donated materials worth over D200,000 to the disaster victims of the recent windstorms in Sandu District in the Upper River Region (URR).
The QNET International Company’s regional general manager and public relations manager in sub-Saharan Africa, Biram Fall and Maxime Peti respectively over the weekend met the Gambian media in connection with QNET’s mode of operations and many other issues.
The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST) says at the level of the Ministry, payments, amounting to D32, 915, 880 meant to serve as a stimulus package for non-government funded Gambian students studying abroad, had already been effected.