Jul 29, 2020, 12:04 PM
The implementation process of The Gambia Intellectual Property (IP) Policy and Strategy 2018-2023, under the Office of Registrar General at the Ministry of Justice is currently underway.
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.
The sectoral advisory board and project steering committees of African Higher Education Centers of Excellence impact for development project, last Friday held their inaugural meeting.
State House, Banjul, July 24th, 2020 – The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in The Gambia, His Excellency Ma Jianchun has said that his country admires the vigour and high spirits with which The Gambia continues to fight against the Covid 19 pandemic.
As part of its Covid-19 mitigation efforts in Wuli, Beakanyang in collaboration with partners such as Kaira Kafo on Sunday donated food packages to vulnerable households in Wuli Barrow Kunda.
Hear Women-The Gambia; a local-based charity organisation has donated food packages to 100 needy families in Bakau as part of its annual goodwill gesture to less privileged families during the month of Ramadan.
United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), in partnership with The Gambia Food and Nutrition Association (GAFNA) and The Gambia Commission for Refugees (GCR) and the Association of Refugees in both rural and urban areas have commemorated World Refugees Day 2020 at GAFNA.
Jurarim Organisation for Youth Excellence (JOYE); a US-based nonprofit organization operating in the provision of learning environment for underprivileged children in The Gambia, over the weekend supported its sponsored students and volunteers in North Bank, West Coast and Central River Regions with 50kg bag of rice, 10kg sugar and 5 litters cooking oil each.