Aug 3, 2020, 2:48 PM
This development was disclosed by the government’s Information and Communication minister, Ebrima Sillah during the maiden edition of the Inter-Ministerial press confab held on Friday at GRTS building.
Minister Sillah, who was speaking on behalf of the Trade Ministry, acknowledged that the newly launched taskforce is working with all stakeholders to ease movement and sale of rams amid covid-19 pandemic.
The objective, he said, is to discuss and agree on modalities for accessibility and affordability of the livestock to the general public during this important Muslim feast.
According to him, MOTIE has spearheaded the implementation of the essential commodities emergency power regulation 2020 to regulate the supply and prices of essential commodities in the market.
Further, this regulation, and other government intervention is meant to ensure that Gambians do not suffer from any food shortage or unnecessary price hiking.
“The moratorium on the importation of onions and potatoes was lifted with a view to stabilizing supplies. There has been a Cabinet Sub-committee setup consisting MOTIE, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Lands and Regional Government and Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, who were tasked by cabinet to sort out the Banjul Breweries saga. The outcome of this meeting, a taskforce comprising technicians from these respective ministries is to meet and assign task to the taskforce to come with a position on Banjul Breweries on the way forward for the company with government wishing to maintain production.”
The chief observer Neuser has presented EU EOM-The Gambia final report, with key recommendations for changes to the electoral, legal and constitutional framework.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment (MOTIE), in collaboration with the West Africa Competitiveness Programme-The Gambia (WACOMP-GM), recently inaugurated the Steering Committee and Working Group for the development of a National Laboratory Policy.
Adhering to The Gambia National Development Plan (NDP) to promote cultural heritages, the National Centre for Arts and Culture under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture has disclosed its intention to develop the long abandoned Mungo Park Memorial Park in Karantaba and its earmarked environment.