Nov 6, 2020, 11:25 AM
At least 48 Gambian registered nurses are currently on a sit down protest, demanding payment of their three months salaries plus Covid-19 allowances.
The NIGCOY Mission arrived in The Gambia on 23 March 2019 under ECOWAS with the mandate to assist the country’s defence and security forces in providing peace and security.
ECOWAS Mission mandates contingents to strengthen civil-military relations through quick impact community projects, sensitisation programmes, sporting activities, medical outreaches and providing other humanitarian services.
In compliance with the ECOWAS mandate, the NIGCOY 4 ECOMIG had within the first and second quarter of 2020 carried out some notable civil-military activities in The Gambia which included donation of fund and food stuff, amongst others.
It gave a financial assistance of D10, 000 to Fajara Barrack Lower Basic School to enable them conduct educational tour for students of Grade 3 and 4.
Additionally, on 10 February 2020, the contingent granted a financial assistance of D10, 000 to Yundum Barrack Upper Basic School to cater for refreshment during the inauguration ceremony of a new structure within the school premises.
Similarly, on 14 March 2020, the Unit granted financial assistance of D10,000 to Fajara Barrack Nursery School to enable them take part in the Nursery Schools’ Independence Anniversary play-let at the McCarthy Square.
Similarly, on 28 April 2020, the Unit granted financial assistance of D20, 000 for the installation of an overhead water tank at the Regional Health Directorate office complex in Lower River Region Mansakonko.
In an effort to support Gambia government in providing palliatives to vulnerable communities affected by covid-9 pandemic lockdown measures, the Unit on May 18, donated food items to Al-Jawuhri Orphanage Home in Wullinkama and Shiek Ousaiman Quranic School in Farato.
The food items donated included rice, spaghetti, vegetable oil, sugar, milk and tins of tomato paste amongst others.
Commanding officer of NIGCOY 4, Lt. Col. Muhammed Tijjani Nagudu solicits for the cooperation of the general public in the discharge of the ECOWAS Mandate so as to pave way for peace, security and development in The Gambia.
The director general at the Department of Parks and Wildlife Management (DPWM), has underscored the significance of seagrasses in the country’s marine environment, saying seagrasses are national assets that ‘we all should jealously protect and preserved.’
Ghanaian troops serving with the ECOWAS Mission in The Gambia (ECOMIG) and based in Barra in the North Bank Region have observed their national day of 4th August also called Founders’ Day, with a donation of educational materials to the Mbullum Ahmadiyya Muslim Upper Basic and Secondary Schools in the Lower Nuimi District.