Jul 13, 2020, 11:46 AM
A prominent human rights advocate, Madi Jobarteh, says he was extremely infuriated by the withdrawal of charges against him by the police.
In the wake of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Gambia government has come up with a stimulus package to support non- government-funded Gambian students studying abroad. This package is to support students’ feeding and sustenance during this period.
The government of The Gambia, through the Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters, with funding from United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Tuesday, 7 July and Wednesday 8 July inaugurated fish feed mills and aquaculture facility in Jahally, Central River Region (CRR); and at Kuloro, Kombo East.
The Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources has informed lawmakers that for the past years Lower River Region (LRR) recorded the highest bushfire outbreaks in the country.
The Gambia has so far received 199,570,000 million dollars, an equivalent of 9,455,207,500 dalasis of the pledges made to the National Development Plan, the Finance and Economic Affairs Minister told Members of the National Assembly on Wednesday.
Fatou Jah, the spokesperson of the COVID-19 Rapid Response Team under the Ministry of Health has strongly urged the government to help them with allowances among others amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Gambia Bar Association (GBA) has said that it is their view that the declaration of the State of Public Emergency (SOPE) pursuant to section 34(6) of the Constitution of The Gambia on the 10 June, 1 July and 7 July, 2020 without recourse to the National Assembly is inconsistent with the dictates of the constitution.
ARTICLE 19 today urged The Gambia to immediately drop the charges of false information and broadcasting against human rights activist Madi Jobarteh and commit to repeal all laws that restrict the rights to freedom of expression.``
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 Gambia government and six of its parastatals owe the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC) more than 1.6 billion dalasis, Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Mamburay Njie revealed on Wednesday at the National Assembly.
James F. Gomez, minister of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters, while answering questions in a recent face-off in parliament, disclosed that it has been estimated that 50,000 of the rural population will benefit directly from 20 solar-powered water supply systems.
Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters Minister James F.P. Gomez has debunked claims that certain fishing vessels entered the creeks of The Gambia and were engaged in indiscriminate fishing.
The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, on Monday 6th July 2020 received the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba, H.E. Sr. Ruben Abelenda, at his office in Banjul.