Jan 21, 2021, 11:31 AM
Eight rooms were burnt to ashes in Lamin Koto Jabbi Kunda when fire engulfed the compound in Sami District, Central River Region (CRR) North of The Gambia. It was reported that the fire was caused by an electric spark.
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.”
Foreign partners who were extremely instrumental in supporting The Gambia during both its transitional period as well as after the departure of former dictator Yahya Jammeh have commended the ‘‘transparent and diligent work’’ of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC). However, they are extremely cautious over ‘‘sinister efforts to undermine the core process of the Commission.’’
Fafa Ceesay, a Gambian businessman who is also a politician has emphasised that rural transformation is among the top priorities of President Adama Barrow’s government. He added that currently there is an unprecedented development ongoing in rural Gambia in terms of roads, bridges among others.
The Gambia government through the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) and Personal Management Office (PMO) has promoted 1228 teachers across the country. The promotion was supported and facilitated by The Gambia Teachers’ Union (GTU).