Jul 13, 2020, 12:18 PM
The Gambia joined the rest of the world on Saturday to commemorate World Population Day on the theme: ‘Putting the Brakes on COVID-19: How to Safeguard the Health and Rights of Women and Girls Now.’
He made this remark during a courtesy call on Monday 29 June 2020. He described Security Sector Reform as a process and not an event. He expressed his appreciation of the progress made so far and he assured the Minister that the European Union through the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) will continue to build on the gains registered so far especially strengthening the legal framework governing the security sector and consolidating on the institutional policies and promoting civilian oversight of the security sector.
The Honourable Minister for his part thanked the European Union and other bilateral and multilateral partners for their support in the ongoing Security Sector Reform. He used the opportunity to brief the Ambassador on the progress made so far in putting up the first ever Defence Policy for the Gambia. The Defence policy when ready would provide the strategic guidelines for the defence capability of the Gambia Armed Forces.
On Saturday, Karmic Angels and Sir Farimang Singhateh Foundation charitable organisations conducted their 3rd distribution of rice to the poor and needy families in The Gambia as part of their support during the course of the covid-19 outbreak.
The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (GAMCOTRAP) on Wednesday launched its 10,000 face masks project designed to curtail the spread of Covid-19 in The Gambia.