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GLCW urges gov’t to support citizens during public emergency

Apr 17, 2020, 2:35 PM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

Gambia Labour Congress Workers (GLCW) and its affiliated unions have called on the government to support its citizens, during the course of the state of public emergency in The Gambia due to coronavirus.

Assistant Secretary General Momodou Lamin Susso said the “monster virus” constitutes a health hazard and poses threat to food security.

“We call on our members and the entire Gambian people to remain vigilant in keeping the WHO and the government preventive guidelines and the state of public emergency order.”

Mr. Susso said like many other countries, Gambia will also be balanced by the monster virus that has threatened mankind all over the world.

“Covid-19 does not only constitute a health hazard but brings about destruction, death and mystery in the world. We are fully aware that there will be a down in the economic order which will bring about hardship. We hope that our government has not lose sight of the adverse social and economic effects the control measures will have on the workers and their families.”

He said they now look forward to the government taking adequate measures to win the war against the covid-19 and at the same time, address the hardship that workers are enduring.

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