May 2, 2023, 12:38 PM
The Ministry of Information has announced the reduction of pump prices in the country in consultation with the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy effective 1st May 2023.
The mayor on Monday wrote on his Facebook page, indicating that the KMC was “under siege and the paramilitaries were sent to the ground under a directive from the Executive Branch to install the CEO in her office who has been put on leave via council resolution after confessing to her crimes.”
“This attempt is to install the CEO by the use of force, therefore, usurping the decision of the council. This is a new law in our country and demonstrates why councils cannot function and how The Minister of local government continues to undermine the council’s autonomy,” Mayor claimed.
The police on Tuesday issued a statement in contrast to the mayor's claim. According to the police, a section of the Police Intervention Unit that was deployed on normal routine patrols responded to credible intelligence that there was a security situation at the KMC premises that had the potential to degenerate into conflict.
“In our quest to be proactive as a strategy merited on intelligence-led policing, the patrol team went to the incident scene only for surveillance and monitoring with the sole objective to de-escalate the apparent tension. The team left the scene subsequently without interference,” police added.
According to the police, the public is assured that the GPF is fully cognizant of its mandate as embedded in the 1997 Constitution of the Gambia and would continue to uphold the same in all its operations.
“Consequently, the police will always ensure that peaceful means of dispute resolution within a democratic climate is adhered to in accordance with relevant laws of the land. We commend the team for promptly responding to intelligence and acting proactively to avert any form of violence,” the police concluded.
The National Centre for Arts and Culture and GIGO Construction Company Wednesday signed a contract for the rehabilitation of dilapidated Kerr Batch Stone Circles Site in Nianija District, Central River Region.
The African Union Election Observer Mission has hailed and commended the Gambian media from the print to the online and broadcast media platforms for the overwhelming professionalism and ethics shown during the December 4 elections.
Police fired tear gas at stone-hurling protesters in Senegal's capital on Thursday ahead of a court case involving a prominent opposition politician that has triggered anger among youth.