Sep 8, 2020, 12:41 PM
President Adama Barrow has requested from ECOWAS the extension of the mandate of ECOMIG in The Gambia as he addressed the 57th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government in Niamey on Monday.
The state-of-the-art facilities at the ultramodern convention center facilitated the participation of the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs in the virtual Annual General Meeting of the African Development Bank.
The conference center, which is one of the biggest of its kind in the subregion, was inaugurated last January by President Barrow. Last month, the government announced that an interim intergovernmental committee had been set up to operate the building for public use.
‘‘We are fully operational now and indeed very happy to have successfully facilitated a smooth virtual conference for the Ministry of Finance,’’ said Nfally Fadera, the communications manager of the center’s interim management.
‘’The Conference center is equipped with modern high-tech facilities and can host a variety of events. In keeping with the times, we have enough spaces to accommodate large events in line with WHO COVID19 guidelines’’.
The Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center, which was built purposely to host the OIC Summit in 2022, is part of the longtime plans of government to position the country as one of the leading conference destinations in Africa. It occupies a gross floor area of 14,000 square meters, which includes One (1) 1000-seat major conference hall, Four (4) 200-seat themed meeting rooms, One (1) lounge, Four (4) pressrooms and news centers, Fourteen (14) meeting rooms, office sections, Banquet halls, and other accessory rooms.
Bijilo, 3 June, 2020: As part of its ongoing Mass Agricultural Production Project (also known as the Cassava Out-grower Scheme) within the wider framework of the Tekki Fii - Make It in The Gambia Project, GIZ International Services with its implementing partners, the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) Gambia Chapter and Aspuna Gambia Ltd. embarked a virtual online training programme for 120 selected cassava out-growers.
Two senior staff of the Access Bank’s Barra branch who allegedly fled the country with D21, 437, 722.90 have been reportedly arrested in Dakar, Senegal.
Sergeant Lamin Sima, an officer of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency The Gambia (DLEAG) who was recently arrested by personnel of the Anti-Crime Unit of The Gambia Police Force (GPF) with four suspected bags of cannabis at Penyem village, West Coast Region, has been dismissed from the agency, The Point has been reliably informed.