Apr 7, 2020, 1:14 PM
Senegalese President Macky Sall addressed the nation on Friday 3 April 2020; the eve of the country’s 60th independence anniversary, outlining some economic measures regarding the fight against covid-19 pandemic.
The scheme offers qualified applicants a maximum amount of GMD 250,000, and the minimum is GMD 50,000 per application.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment has developed a program to keep female entrepreneurs in the field of horticulture and fashion running in the face of the pandemic.
The Ministry of Trade in the press release said that “SheTradeGambia” program is a collaborative initiative with the International Trade Center, the National Association of Cooperative Credit Union of the Gambia and with support of the Gambia Women Chamber of Commerce.
The “SheTradeGambia” mini-grant scheme aims at tackling the problem of access to credit identified as one of the most militating bottlenecks faced by female entrepreneurs to set up and grow their businesses.
According to the Ministry of Trade, the opportunity exists for female entrepreneurs in horticulture and fashion identified as “SheTrades” companies to have access to finance to strengthen their business capacities, investment, manufacturing of clothing and production of vegetables.
“SheTradesGambia” is facilitating the acquisition of equipment, materials, and licenses and other critical business inputs and asset for start-ups and individual setting up of their businesses.
Ministers for Agriculture of the African Union (AU) Member States and their key partners held a virtual meeting 16 April 2020 on the impact of covid-19 on Food Security and Nutrition in Africa.
Thursday, 4 June 2020 Banjul, The Gambia – His Excellency President Adama Barrow in consultation with his Special Cabinet Sub-Committee on the Covid-19 pandemic and based on advice by the Health Experts’ Committee of The Ministry of Health has decided to relax some of the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency Restrictions.
Fafa Ceesay, a Gambian businessman who is also a politician has underscored the unprecedented development of The Gambia under the leadership of President Adama Barrow and continues to register in the country, arguing that Gambian oppositions can’t defeat Barrow in the 2021 Presidential election.
The Office of The Inspector General Of Police says it will continue to firmly enforce all the provisions of the Emergency Powers Regulations (EPR), following the extension of the State Of Public Emergency by His Excellency President Adama Barrow for a further 21 days period.
State House, Banjul, 4th June 2020: His Excellency, President Adama Barrow in accordance with the power vested in him under Section 138(2) of the 1997 Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia, has appointed Honourable Justice Awa Bah and Honourable Justice Edrissa F. Mbai as Justices of the Supreme Court of The Gambia.