Sep 11, 2020, 11:03 AM
The government of The Gambia has announced that the minister of Agriculture, Hon. Amie Faburay has fully recovered from the covid-19 virus after her retest turned negative.
According to the Office of the Inspector General of Police, those claims are untrue and that it is a common understanding that the niqab covers the mouth and nose which is the ultimate purpose of facemask wearing.
“In view of this, it is important to state that the Inspector General’s Office has not issued any specific instructions of arrests targeting women wearing the niqab.
“Furthermore, enquiries have been made at all police regions and divisions, and it is clear that no such arrest was reported anywhere.
“However, further instructions have been communicated to regional commands to adequately brief personnel to exercise reasonable discretion in allowing women whose veil covers the mouth and nose to access public places.”
Police have launched an investigation into the allegation of rape involving a prominent Gambian lawyer, who is accused of raping a 16 year old girl; The Point has been reliably informed.
Taking into account the devastating impacts covid-19 posed to world economies especially the hospitality industry in The Gambia, Fatou Mass Jobe Njie, chairperson of Gambia Hotel Association has called for the need for constructive dialogue between tourism stakeholders and the authorities in particular, the GTBoard.