Nov 24, 2020, 12:15 PM
The Child Protection Alliance in collaboration with the ChildFund The Gambia with other institutions on Saturday commemorated the Universal Children’s Day at Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara’s Conference Centre.
The training was convened by Geneva Center for Security Governance in partnership with The Gambia Press Union (GPU) through the support of the European Union.
The training, held at National Nutrition Agency (NANa) along the Bertil Harding highway, was designed to expose participants to the role of media in monitoring and ensuring objective reporting on elections and security.
It also seeks to harness the skills of participants to be able to share ideas and experiences in better understanding of safety and security considerations related to elections reporting.
At the closing ceremony, Ken Isaac, head of DCAF Gambia Office, expressed his institution’s resolve to continue supporting capacity building of Gambian journalists and media practitioners.
Muhammed S. Bah, president of The Gambia Press Union, thanked the donors for their support to Gambian journalists, saying the training is crucial in reporting about election issues as the country heads to December 4th polls.
He expressed optimism that the knowledge gained at the forum would help strengthen the understanding of journalists on election.
Bah equally urged donors to consider organising such trainings on security related issues, while urging DCAF to continue its collaborations with the Gambian media.
“I will recommend DCAF to probably have reporting grant for journalists. You can look into that for journalists to do security sector reporting.” he concluded
At the end of the training participants were awarded certificates of participation.
Members of Cancer Confrontation Care and Consolation, a group of health officials that offer free cancer treatment at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) on Friday inaugurated C3G free cancer lab worth about three million dalasi at a ceremony held in Banjul.
The weeklong bilateral meeting between the heads of Directorate Generals of Customs, Guinea-Bissau and The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) recently ended on a high note, with the two institutions renewing their commitment to further consolidating the already existing bilateral ties between the two sister institutions.