Nov 17, 2021, 12:12 PM
The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) under the guidance of its board and management recently began a five-day intensive training for its revenue officers on revenue laws administered by the Authority .
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health recommended that maintaining social distancing, avoiding gathering, and handshaking can help contain the spread of the deadly virus that was first discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year.
Mr Sisawo said most of the government officials have fallen short of leading by example, saying he is surprised that government officials are not heeding to the WHO advice in maintaining social distancing.
He said this was clearly manifested during a D12 million cheque presentation by Africell Gambia Limited towards the fight against the pandemic that has killed thousands of people around the world and is affecting thousands more.
The GMC diaspora president further highlighted that during the Africell presentation, government officials were pictured less than 500cm between each other. “Government officials should serve as examples in leading the way for people to follow since they banned public gatherings, including mass congregational prayers, open markets, closed schools and lumos, among others.”
Mr Sisawo urged President Adama Barrow to give support to The Gambia Police Force officials on the highways, saying traffic police officers are at high risk of contracting covid-19.
As part of a broader move to monitor and combat all forms of Trafficking-In-Persons in the country, the National Agency Against Trafficking In-Person (NAATIP) last Monday convened a three-day session on Trafficking-In Person (TIP) questionnaires which requires response to provide solutions to its 2022/23 TIP report.
The much-anticipated first-ever American Chicken Festival, a social family event celebrating and showcasing some of the delicious chicken delicacies, is set for Sunday 19th November 2023 at the luxurious Bamboo Village Resort, Duplex Strip, Kololi.