Jun 16, 2020, 11:44 AM
Dr. Mustapha Bittaye, the acting director of Health Services has confirmed to The Point the registration of two new cases of covid-19 in The Gambia.
The BCC mayoress contested the position against the mayors of Dakar; Senegal, Rabat; Morocco and Lilongwe; Malawi.
The ACCSF Presidium represents the political leadership of the ACCSF.
Apart from being the main promoter of the ACCSF to institutions (such as the African Union) and during conferences, Mayoress Lowe will be in charge of the strategic direction and development of the ACCSF (with the support of the secretariat).
She will also represent symbolically his/her peers, mayors and governors of the African Capital Cities. Confirming the development to The Point, BCC mayoress said: “I hereby announce that I have been elected to the position of President of the African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum (ACCSF) for the next 3 years. I wish to thank all the mayors and governors from the Capital Cities around the continent for their overwhelming support during the process of voting"
“My thanks and appreciation also go to the government and people of The Gambia for encouraging me to contest for the position. Special thanks must go to the vice president, Her Excellency Mayor Soham El Wardini of Dakar, Senegal, and to the second vice president His Excellency Mayor Mohamed Sadiki of Rabat, The Kingdom of Morocco for their support and acknowledgement."
“My gratitude goes to the people of Banjul for their unflinching support and prayers and also to the secretariat of the African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum for the organisation of a hitch-free voting process."
“I also recognise the support from the UCLG Africa’s West Africa Regional Director with whom this would not have been possible. I promise to do my utmost best to ensure that I meet up with the expectations of the organisation."
“I pray God grants us all the wisdom to move our organisation from strength to strength. Thank you and May God bless and protect us all. Stay Safe."
Babucarr Saine, administrator at the Kanifing General Hospital has underscored the significant role government is doing to stem the spread of coronavirus, which has currently affected more than three million people worldwide including The Gambia.
Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters Minister James F.P. Gomez has debunked claims that certain fishing vessels entered the creeks of The Gambia and were engaged in indiscriminate fishing.
The minister of Tourism and Culture has hinted that the next beauty of the Smiling Coast, The Gambia is going to be Barra.