#National News

Alkalolu applauds gov’t for NSPS establishment

Dec 1, 2020, 1:07 PM | Article By: Tumani Baldeh

Alkalolu in provincial Gambia have expressed gratitude to the government of The Gambia for the establishment of the National Social Protection Secretariat (NSPS), which is being funded by World Bank as well as for organizing a nationwide tour of Public Information Campaign (PIC).

Their remarks come, as task force comprising various government departments and agencies engaged local communities during a twenty-day nationwide Public Information Campaign (PIC) on Gambia Social Registry. 

Lankadi village alkalo, Lamin Jawneh welcomed the idea saying it will enlighten households on how to register their households.

He said they face challenges of writing family names, adding they’re always blamed when they miss numbers of household members.

According to him, he was even accused by some people within own his village during the recent covid-19 food relief distribution, who accused him of misrepresenting their household numbers.

Alhagie Saradu Dem, alkalo of Chagally Fulakunda said the move will help minimise criticism and accusation many alkalolu face in their own community especially when it comes to the distribution of items from the government and NGOs.

Samba Njie, alkalo Sinchu Jatali said the nationwide outreach would now help them to register or give out household coupons during government and other assistance that is being allocated to their communities.

Read Other Articles In National News
Jun 24, 2021, 1:32 PM

The need for the expansion of the Port of Banjul on the landside is the most feasible and cost effective technical solution as recommended in various studies since 1984.

Col. Sait Njie
Col. Njie to soldiers: Don’t be drawn into political bickering
Apr 12, 2021, 11:15 AM

Col. Sait Njie, the commander of State Guard Battalion has urged personnel of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) not to be drawn into political bickering that has occupied the daily activities of the civilian lives.

Jileng Kunda
Jileng Kunda Project presents medical items to Essau Health Centre
Jan 14, 2021, 12:11 PM

Jileng Kunda Project, a non-profit organization founded in 2019 by Suwaidou Sonko on Wednesday presented medical items to Essau Health Centre.

School authorities urged to adhere to covid-19 preventive guidelines
Jun 29, 2020, 1:01 PM

Deputy permanent secretary responsible for administration and finance at Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has urged upper basic school authorities in regions; 2 and 4 to always adhere to the health ministry and WHO guidelines on Covid-19 pandemic.