Aug 12, 2021, 1:24 PM
The Gambia and the United States of America entered into an agreement that will facilitate and expand both actual and potential development cooperation between the two countries.
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.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it directs to review the mandate and structure of ECOMIG to secure the upcoming December 2021 presidential elections and reaffirms its decision to modify the structure of ECOMIG after the Presidential election.
The party leader of the Citizens’ Alliance, Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, has quizzed the PDOIS candidate Hon. Halifa Sallah that “if for 35 years, you are not able to transform your party into a modern political organisation, how can you transform The Gambia into a modern state in 5 years?