#National News

Banjul North MP presents 14 Laptops to National Library

Nov 4, 2020, 1:07 PM | Article By: Ismaila Sonko

In his drive to help in the revitalisation and digitalisation of The Gambia National Library to meet international standards, Ousman Sillah, National Assembly member for Banjul North...

 ...on Monday presented 14 laptops to help improve conditions at the country’s main library.

The laptops were provided by the Kuben Upper Secondary School based in Norway.

Presenting the items, Ousman Sillah acknowledged that the Gambia National Library is in need of assistance both in terms of its infrastructure and services.

“Government must take the lead to provide the necessary resources and wherever it is inadequate one can take up. This is a national facility and is maintained by tax-payers money,” he said.

The Banjul North MP indicated that the laptops are to enable researchers to have access to the internet and for the digitalisation of the Library.

The Gambia National Library, he added, needs more laptops and support in terms of infrastructure, as the current location, is in a swampy area.

“Young people should cherish education by making it their habit and culture. Nowadays, young have made a habit of using their mobile phones to access the internet but they should include reading books to acquire knowledge,” he said.

Receiving the items, Matilda Johnson, director general of Gambia National Library Service, called on both private and public institutions to offer a helping hand to the institution.

“Nobody is better placed to help the Gambia National Library than Gambians,” she said.

She equally urged regional governors to help them with lands for regional libraries.

Ramatoulie Uthman, a board member of the Gambia National Library commended the Banjul North lawmaker for coming up with such an initiative to support the Library.

The support is facilitated by Omar Drammeh, a Gambian-based in Norway through the Association of Gambians in Norway.

Read Other Articles In National News
GRCS v3
GRCS conducts regional training on access to information
Nov 27, 2020, 10:24 AM

The Gambia Red Cross Society recently conducted a four-day regional stakeholder training on access to information.

Join Hands 2 save a baby
Join Hands 2 Save A Baby gives 5 blood refrigerators to MOH
Apr 27, 2021, 12:19 PM

In a bid to ensure availability of blood in the country’s health sector, thereby curbing maternal blood related deaths, Amie Jarju, a Gambian UK-based philanthropist through her Join Hands 2 Save A Baby charity has donated five blood refrigerators to the National Blood Bank at the Ministry of Health.

GAPP steering committee to meet members on Tuesday
Nov 16, 2020, 11:13 AM

The five-man steering committee and task force for The Gambia Association of Professional Photographers calls professional photographers in the country to an important meeting on Tuesday 17 November 2020.

Medical Equipment
Paradise Foundation donates medical equipment worth D1.2M to government
Apr 30, 2020, 2:07 PM

As part of their contribution to the fight against covid-19 pandemic in the country, Paradise Foundation on Monday donated medical equipment worth 1.2 million dalasis to the government of The Gambia through the ministries of Women Affairs and Health.