May 4, 2020, 1:08 PM
Muhammad L.K. Bojang, Kombo North chief, testified on the 30th April, 2020, before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul in the murder case involving Yankuba Touray.
The EU is working hard to tackle the threats currently faced by the tourism sector that remains at standstill since the beginning of the crisis. As part of the European Union support to The Gambia economic post pandemic recovery, this new project aims to protect the country's heritage, and further develop a more diversified and sustainable tourism.
The project titled "Initiative for Heritage Conservation – HerMap-Gambia" is budgeted with more than 34 million GMD (circa 600,000 EUR) and is designed to strengthen Civil Society and Local Authorities as partners for developing cultural heritage management skills and thus investing in the enhancement of local cultural ecosystems and better integrating them in broader development strategies. The ambition is to contribute to the promotion of The Gambia's rich cultural heritage and its potential for social development and economic and inclusive growth.
More precisely, the action aims at building the capacity and skills of local partners by transferring skills and knowledge within traditional and emerging heritage professions through the delivery of community trainings, creation of online workshops and online Heritage Management Courses Platform. Trainings will focus amongst others on sustainable tourism, museum management, heritage marketing, heritage branding, digital tools for recording and managing heritage, etc.
"With its rich historical and cultural background, including two cultural sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, The Gambia's culture is a driving force for the creative and cultural sectors. Furthermore, it is an important resource that could support economic growth, social cohesion and employment through the promotion of sustainable tourism." said EU Ambassador Attila Lajos.
Banjul, 30 November - The government of The Gambia has released its 2022 contribution of D28 million to its flagship Programme for Accelerated Community Development Rural Electrification Project.
At the request of the Guinea Bissau Maritime Administration, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Gambia Maritime Administration (GMA), has been drawn. The agreement seeks to tackle all forms of illegalities that exist within the two countries’ waters.
Two serving members of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) have been arrested for reportedly selling 27 bags of covid-19 food aid to a Mauritanian businessman who is currently residing in Barra in the North Bank Region; The Point has been reliably informed.