Nov 23, 2020, 10:35 AM
The 7th National Alliance for Food Fortification (NAFF) meeting was last Thursday held at National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) conference hall.
The windstorm swept through the premises of the radio in Essau, North Bank Region (NBR), and its surrounding compounds uprooting and disrupting the power supply in the area.
The storm, with a wind speed exceeding 60 kph, was accompanied by a heavy downpour.
Trees were also uprooted, fences collapsed, and compounds damaged in some places.
Some residents complained that power supply in many vicinities remained disrupted for nearly sixteen (16) hours.
In the morning, villagers were seen clearing several roads of uprooted trees and branches.
Ousman A. Marong, General Manager (GM), Nuimi FM when contacted to shed light on the damage said: “This was a test on us (Nuimi FM). Such natural phenomenon from God cannot be questioned by any one of us. These are our trying times and I want to believe that God is testing our faith. We have been hit hard for the past two months either by a bolt of lightning or windstorm. In God, we trust, and ‘In Shaa Allah’ the highest will save me together with my staff in these our trying moments. This is the third time that we are forced by nature to go off air”.
Marong narrated that the first time they went off air was caused by a bolt of lightning which disconnected the radio's signal.
He called on NGOs and philanthropists to come to their aid.
He added that his radio station is the only rural commercial radio doing the much-needed radio sensitisation as well as reporting on current happenings.
“We are in a year of election and rural radios have vital role to play in which my radio station is not left behind in the crusade,” he concluded.
Executive members of Kombo East District Youth Committee (KEDYC) of the West Coast Region (WCR) last Saturday convened a youth empowerment conference at a ceremony held at Jiboro.
Mam Sait Njie, on Wednesday appeared before the TRRC and described former President Yahya Jammeh as a monster and fraudster after his intersection with Jammeh in connection with a land transaction he was involved in with the Social Security Housing Finance Cooperation (SSHFC).
The vaccine has proved its effectiveness as it has reduced the number of both hospitalisations and deaths at the treatment centers in The Gambia, according to Gibril Gando Baldeh, a senior health communications officer at the Health Communications Unit, Directorate of Health Promotion and Education at the Ministry of Health.