Oct 4, 2022, 12:03 PM
The Gambia Press Union (GPU) recently visited the minister of information, Lamin Queen Jammeh to discuss the status of implementation of the Access to Information (ATI) Act 2021 and the status of media law reform.
Hamat NK Bah was delivering a statement at the 2nd Virtual Forum of the African Union Ministers Responsible for Arts, Culture, and Heritage on the launch of the Concept Note and Roadmap.
Minister Bah reminded that as Africans there is need to understand, recognise and respect ‘our past’, further highlighting the need to honor and preserve to be able to focus on the future of the continent.
“As a continent we have to use our past to build our future, and in doing so we must understand the importance, the value of our arts, culture and heritages.”
Dwelling on the theme of the year for 2021, which is ‘Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We want,’ Tourism Minister reminded Africans, that it is time ‘we use our past to build a cohesive society that will be free of war, violence.’
He thus commended Ms Angela Martins, head of Culture Division of African Union Commission, department of health, humanitarian affairs and social development for her wonderful works since she assumed the office.
Participants at the 2nd Virtual forum this year included AU-Member States through their respective Ministries responsible for arts, culture and heritage, officials from AUC offices and relevant departments - HHS, DIC, Africa CDC, ACALAN, CELHTO, AU offices in New York, Washington and Geneva respectively.
As global health-threatening disease; coronavirus pandemic continues to pose threat to life and food security, Gambia Bankers Association (GBA), Wednesday donated eight hundred thousand dalasis to the eight local councils in the country through Gambia Association of Local Government Authorities (GALGA).
As part of its efforts prevent the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in The Gambia, Embassy of Germany, through KfW Development Bank and its implementing partner GAMWORKS, last Friday handed over sets of Covid-19 equipment to the community of Brufut.
Alpha Omar Jallow, Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) candidate for the Sami Constituency in the upcoming parliamentary elections has promised to bring development to the doorstep of residents if elected in April 2022.