Jul 10, 2020, 12:06 PM
Officials of the Ministry of Health have yesterday confirmed to The Point that an 86-year-old Gambian has contracted the coronavirus.
During a courtesy visit to the Kanifing Municipal Council Mayor on Thursday, Major General Yankuba Drammeh said people should live to forgive and forget, saying that there is always a natural instinct that leads a person not to forgive and forget.
The visit was meant to strengthen bilateral relationship between the Council and the Armed Forces in delivering development. It targets to compliment the efforts of the Council and how to collectively work together.
Major General Drammeh said 14th of June every year is world blood donor day and the military will be participating in donating blood this year as they always do, saying they are the largest in giving blood to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital.
"The top echelon of the military will give out blood. This year, Serrekunda, Bwiam, Farafenni, Basse and Bansang hospitals are identified where we will give blood. We want to explore the possible partnership areas because peace and security are inter-related. Today I want to reiterate the firm commitment of The Gambia Armed Forces in this development endeavour."
Mayor Talib Ahmed Bensouda said the custodian of peace and security is the security sector, saying security service has been a very vital institution which is currently undergoing some reforms. "We appreciate this visit and hope that it will continue to cement our relationship."
United Kingdom-based Charitable Organisation; Karmic Angels and Sir Farimang Mamadi Singhateh Foundation are continuing their humanitarian assistance by providing food aid to needy families. The funds are raised through their 20 push-ups initiative that was launched in March.
The European Union (EU), in partnership with the African Union (AU), conducted a virtual ministerial meeting on Thursday, 16th July 2020 with a special focus on COVID-19.
The European Union’s Rural Infrastructure and Employment Creation (RIEC) project implemented by Enabel (Belgian Cooperation Agency) is expanding its scope in response to covid-19 in rural Gambia.