Jul 8, 2020, 10:28 AM
This trend had various negative socio-economic impacts on the Gambia and its development as the country is usually donated by foreign sellers during the period of this important Muslim feast.
Mr. Jabang told this reporter that he started the breeding and fattening project in 2017 with sheep, fowls, ducks and pigeons, saying that animal husbandry is a lucrative business that is not being much ventured by many Gambians.
According to him, some of the breeders are expensive and the cost of a sheep breeder will sometimes cost between D30, 000 to D50, 000 dalasis. “These are very fast in breeding and development, pending on the technical measures applied. I was inspired and motivated by my Senegalese partners who give me the zeal to improve my project at a larger scale, despite the little recourses available. I started with a few sheep and today I have over thirty nine, with over hundred and fifty fowls.”
He use challenged the government; in particular the Ministry of Agriculture and other donors agencies in the country not to only focus their support to rural communities, saying there are many determined farmers in the rural-urban communities who are committed to improve animal husbandry in the country.
“If the Senegalese government is giving regular support to their farmers to improve their business and create market-base for them, i think it is high time for our government to also start regularly supporting Gambian farmers.
The Bottrop Project has recently distributed 200 face masks and COVID-19 prevention messages to Kindergartens and sensitises parents on the use of the face masks.
The University of The Gambia School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences has concluded nine-day training on sanitiser production and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for regional health officials.
All Peoples’ Party’s (APP) COVID -19 Taskforce has recently donated sugar and sanitary materials to 13 villages in the Jokadu and Saloum Districts in North Bank Region and Niamina District in Central River Region.
Coronavirus is one of the most serious and threatening global health diseases killing thousands of people.
National Assembly Member for Central Badibou, Sulayman Saho has distributed 43 bags of 25 kilograms of rice to the people of his constituency.
In early March 2020, The Gambia government declared a state of public health emergency in response to the covid-19 pandemic as part of measures to stem the spread of the pandemic.