#National News

Gambia Bankers Association donates D800, 000K to local councils to fight covid-19

Apr 16, 2020, 2:33 PM

As global health-threatening disease; coronavirus pandemic continues to pose threat to life and food security, Gambia Bankers Association (GBA), Wednesday donated eight hundred thousand dalasis to the eight local councils in the country through Gambia Association of Local Government Authorities (GALGA).

The Association’s secretary Alagie Jeng told GALGA officials at the handing of the donation at the Kanifing Municipal Council chambers on Wednesday that the association found it as important and necessary to partner with local councils to fight the coronavirus pandemic, saying it has locked-down the global economy and the income earnings of the people.

On Wednesday, the association donated three million dalasi to the government, through the Ministry of Health as part of their corporate social responsibility in the fight against the virus that has been categorised as pandemic by the World Health Organisation.

President of GALGA and chairman of Mansakonko Area Council, Landing B. Sanneh said the gesture was pleasing for the councils. He added that when people support the local councils, they are supporting themselves because everyone lives within a council.

“Area councils cannot be marginalised and no country can prosper without operating within a decentralised system,” he said.

Mr. Sanneh said area councils represent everyone, saying even before the declaration of the coronavirus pandemic; councils have been actively trying hard to meet the needs and demands of their people.

He told the Association that that they will never regret giving support to people because all the cohorts of local councils are committed to standing by their people to satisfy their needs, especially during the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.

Chairman Sanneh, however, appealed to the Association to convince its member banks to consider extending their branches to the interior of the country like Kuntaur to boost economic activities in that part of the country.

Mrs. Sainabou Martin-Sonko, chief executive officer of Kanifing Municipal Council said all the councils are aware of the threats of coronavirus and it requires that people work together to ensure that it is controlled.

Read Other Articles In National News
Dr Ahmadou Lamin and Others
Over D9M Essau District Hospital Renovation contract awarded
Apr 28, 2020, 1:43 PM

Health Minister, Dr Ahmadou Lamin Samateh last Friday presided over the awarding of a D9, 415,000 dalasi contract for the refurbishment of Essau District Hospital to Mansa Construction at a ceremony held at the hospital complex.

Ghanaian Troops
Ghanaian troops donate to Mbullum Ahmadiya Muslim schools to mark national day
Aug 6, 2020, 10:15 AM

Ghanaian troops serving with the ECOWAS Mission in The Gambia (ECOMIG) and based in Barra in the North Bank Region have observed their national day of 4th August also called Founders’ Day, with a donation of educational materials to the Mbullum Ahmadiyya Muslim Upper Basic and Secondary Schools in the Lower Nuimi District.

HEPDO, AS give food aid to families
Jun 12, 2020, 1:13 PM

Health Promotion and Development Organisation (HEPDO) and Aging with Smile Initiative (AS) have recently distributed 50 bags of 25kg rice, 50 gallons of cooking oil and packs of detergents to needy families within Kombo North and Kanifing Municipality amid covid-19 pandemic.

CRC secretariat shuts for 8 working days
Aug 6, 2020, 10:31 AM

Following a Senior Management Committee meeting held at the Secretariat 4th day of August 2020, followed by consultations with the chairperson of the Commission in relation to the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country, the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) has decided to allow staff to work from home from Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 to Friday, 14 August 2020 (8 working days).

online classes
Gov’t offers unlimited free online classes to UTG students
Apr 16, 2020, 2:41 PM

Mod A.K Secka, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (MOHERST) has announced that The Gambia Government in partnership with GSM operators has issued unlimited free online classes to the University of The Gambia students.

Smiling Coast Foundation distributes 100 bags of rice to needy
Jul 24, 2020, 12:54 PM

Smiling Coast Foundation, a non-profit organisation in partnership with the New Freedom Project recently distributed over 100 bags of 25 kilo-gramme of rice to needy families in Brusubi and Marakissa and its environs.

Alh v2. Serign Fye
NCCE ends first phase of Draft Constitution Popularization
May 19, 2020, 1:36 PM

National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) program manager, Yusupha Bojang said following the release of the final draft of the Constitution to the President and public by the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC), it is necessary to maintain the momentum built during the processes leading to the final draft.