May 6, 2020, 12:06 PM
Director general of Gambia Tourism Board (GTBoard) said they are ready to digitise all billboards in the Tourism Development Areas.
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.
The Gambia’s High Commissioner to Senegal has been awarded one of the 50 most influential personalities in West Africa by a well renowned magazine called the Influences.
Based on the remarkable results enumerated during the implementation of the Building Resilience through Social Transfers for nutrition Security in The Gambia (BReST) project as shown by the end line evaluation report and in the wake of the Covid1-19 pandemic, the European Union in partnership with UNICEF have allocated 200,000 Euros to provide two cash transfers to the beneficiaries that were enrolled into the main BReST project.
The Organisation of Catholic Men for Development (OCMD) has donated 46 bags of 25kg rice, 24 gallons of 5 litters cooking oil and 24 bags of onion to some communities in the West Coast Region and Kanifing Municipality aimed at mitigating the hardship of COVID-19.
Gambia Teachers Union (GTU) said government must take appropriate response to covid-19 in the education sector which will consider the rights and best interest of students, teachers and education support personnel.
As global health-threatening disease; coronavirus pandemic continues to pose threat to life and food security, Gambia Bankers Association (GBA), Wednesday donated eight hundred thousand dalasis to the eight local councils in the country through Gambia Association of Local Government Authorities (GALGA).
It could be recalled that sometime in 2017 the European Commission (EC) through its European Development Fund issued a grant on Inclusive and Sustainable Growth to ActionAid International – The Gambia for the implementation of a project on Strengthening Women’s Economic Initiatives in southern Central River Region (CRR).
In its efforts to contribute to the control of the spread of COVID-19 in the country, the management of Broadway Restaurant in Serrekunda last Thursday donated sanitary items worth over D20,000 to the Pediatric Ward of Kanifing General Hospital.