Jun 30, 2020, 12:25 PM
The High Court in Banjul Monday fined The Gambia government the sum of D500,000 to the plaintiff-Global Home of Medical Mission (Global HOMM).
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.”
World Food Programme (WFP), Thursday delivered a Toyota Prado and double cabin Toyota Hilux to the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) to facilitate the Agency’s Covid-19 coordination in The Gambia.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE), has rubbished the much-talked about rumour circulating on social media that his ministry has received or spent a sum of D35 million on media houses across the country for the broadcast of school lessons amid Covid-19 lockdown.
Brussels Airlines flight SN 215 landed at Banjul International Airport at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, 22nd June, being the first passenger flight to land here since the government closed the county’s airspace as a measure to minimise the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.
The Ministry of Health has stated that a new laboratory confirmed case has been recorded in The Gambia from the mass samples collected in Bakau.
Chief editors of print media houses in the country have expressed dismay over the impact of covid-19 on newspapers across the country since the pandemic hit the country in March resulting in the closure of some organisations after the declaration of State of Public Emergency by the government to control the spread of the virus.
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2020—The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a $30 million development policy grant to support The Gambia’s efforts to improve debt and public investment management, improve financial viability and service delivery in the energy and telecom sectors, and enhance the transparency and governance framework of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs).