May 13, 2020, 1:02 PM
My fellow citizens
I would like to speak to you this evening to discuss the situation related to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This will enable job seekers and employers to be receiving regular job information amid coronavirus pandemic.
Through the service, job seekers will receive real-time SMS alerts of existing job opportunities directly on their mobile phones. It also enables users to subscribe and send inquiries about job applications via text message to the short code 1820.
Employers can also use SMS to inquire about job posting procedures and receive updates of resumes matching their job requirements instantly.
According to Gamjobs General Manager Seedy Fofana, being the leading career network in The Gambia, they find it prudent to support out people that matter through instant SMS especially during this covid-19 pandemic which has restricted movement. “Besides, as companies struggle to reach customers during this global health crisis, SMS has become an essential tool to increase customer base,” he said.
Ebrima Dem, founder and CEO of Gamjobs highlighted that apart from job seekers and providers, the SMS service can also be used by institutions and organisations running campaigns and awareness-raising programmes especially those targeting people at working age.
According to him, through an experiment with the UNDP-The Gambia Accelerator Lab, they were able to increase their SMS subscriber-based from 400 to 5500 active subscribers in 3 months. “Many of these users are young people thus making it a good medium to reach out to a large audience instantly in all GSM networks in the country,” he said.
Mr. Dem said SMS is a very practical form of communication in today’s daily lives hence Gamjobs deemed it fitting and necessary to use this technology to reach people, especially those without internet facility or those whose access to the internet is limited.
As part of their contribution to the fight against covid-19 pandemic in the country, Paradise Foundation on Monday donated medical equipment worth 1.2 million dalasis to the government of The Gambia through the ministries of Women Affairs and Health.
Caravan of Mercy –Gambia, last Thursday distributed food aid as donation to 950 vulnerable families, particularly those in the rural areas. The ceremony was held at its headquarters in Brikama, West Coast Region. The donated items include bags of rice, sugar and gallons of oil.
Concerned Citizens of Jokadou Bakang on Saturday donated sanitary items and medicine to the village and its health clinic.
Banjul, May 7. - The Gambia-Cuba Friendship Association today condemned a recent terrorist attack perpetrated against the Embassy of the largest Antilles in the United States, and called for global solidarity with the Cuban people and Government.
AGA Global Ambassadors UK and Gambia will present bags of rice, cooking oil and onion to Gambian families today, in observance of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.
Quadrangle, Banjul, 21 May 2020 - In the capacity of the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Honourable Mambury Njie as the current President of the Council of Ministers of the Organization of African, Caribbean, and the Pacific States, the Ministry wishes to inform the general public of the appointment of Mrs. Isatou Auber Faal as the Assistant Secretary-General, in charge of Finance, Administration, and Human Resources of the intergovernmental organisation.
It’s Sunday morning and I have just stepped out to the bakery close to your newly inaugurated (though incomplete) International Conference Centre around the Senegambia Hotel area to buy some croissants. So early this morning, a group of women have congregated at the entrance of the bakery with their children, begging. I know that we have always had beggars in this country but I have recently noticed an upsurge in their numbers and the frequency at which they appear in the streets.