Feb 25, 2021, 2:17 PM
Momodou S. Ceesay, lawmaker for Janjanbureh and committee chairman said the tour is part of the select committee’s mandates to visit all agricultural projects under the ministry of agriculture and its agencies in order to get first hand information about the projects’ implementation across the country.
According to him, there are many projects that are under the ministry to help farmers across the country and that being the case, it is the committee’s responsibility to make a follow up to those projects to ascertain whether farmers are benefiting from the projects.
Honorable Ceesay added that the select committee will use the opportunity to engage farmers in order to know challenges they encounter during the raining season and what would be their expectation after harvesting their farm produce.
He said the sector has been contributing immensely to GDP and therefore farmers and the public need to know how much money is allocated by the government from the national budget to promote agricultural development in the country for the well being of Gambians.
Trust Bank Gambia Limited Tuesday donated 240 bottles of Dettol Liquid soap to the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education towards the fight against coronavirus pandemic in schools and in the country.
Awa Sallah, founder and president of Donogoro Ba Women Development Association (DWDA) and proprietor of Jamweli Foods has lamented that lack of market for agric farmers in the country is contributing to post harvest losses due to unsold products on yearly basics.