Jul 16, 2020, 12:57 PM
The Gambia government has generated the sum of US$ 240 million from the sales of two aeroplanes, Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Mambury Njie Minister told the National Assembly on Wednesday.
The decision was made following the review and amendment of the Essential Commodities Emergency Power Regulation 2020.
The decision, the ministry said, was based on the fact that businesses are now normalizing and most countries where The Gambia sources her imports have now relaxed their trade-related covid-19 restrictive measures.
The objective is to support the economic recovery processes from the effect of the pandemic, the ministry also said.
The trade ministry encouraged the business community to resume export and re-export of essential commodities.
According to the ministry it will continue to monitor the development in both the international and domestic market and take appropriate actions when necessary to ensure the availability and affordability of essential food commodities.
The ministry strongly advised the business community to follow Ministry of Health and WHO covid-19 guidelines while undertaking export and re-export trade in order to contain the spread of the disease.
Armed robbers are reported to have struck at Kerr Mecka Wollof village in the Upper Saloum District of the Central River Region (CRR) and made away with four million CFA plus 80,000 dalasis; The Point has been reliably informed.
The Office of the President informs the public that three Cabinet Ministers, Honourable Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Mambureh Njie, Honourable Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Fafa Sanyang, and Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Amie Fabureh have tested positive for COVID-19.
Citizens’ Alliance Party (CP) has condemned in the strongest terms, the continued violation of citizens’ rights by security forces.
Deputies at the National Assembly on Thursday adopted the Select Committee on Education, Training and Information Communication and Technology (ICT) report on Access to Information Bill 2019 with amendments.