THE 14TH ANNUAL NATIONAL IJTEMA OF MAJLIS ANSARULLAH (ELDERLY WING OF AHMADIYYA MUSLIM JAMA’AT) THE GAMBIA ON SUNDAY 30TH JANUARY 2022 AT BAITUS SALAM MOSQUE, TALLINDING
Feb 8, 2022, 3:33 PM
Speaking in an interview with The Point, Njie Baldeh, editor-in-chief of the Radiance Smiling Coast Magazine said due to the First Lady’s efforts in contributing to national development, the first edition of the magazine featured her development projects, followed by tourism and culture as the main areas that contribute to the economy of the country.
He said the Gambian First Lady is working tirelessly to promote gender equality through empowering women and girls in The Gambia. She has actively promoted the education of Gambian children especially the girl child and has raised awareness about the peculiar challenges that women in The Gambia and other parts of the world face relative to cancer and infertility, according to Mr. Baldeh.
“I wanted to print more copies for the office of the First Lady, but due to the printing cost, I could not because I do not have support,” he said.
In the area of health, Mr. Baldeh said Madam Bah-Barrow has been boosting Gambia’s health sector by ensuring improved medical services through donation of medical items.
Mr. Baldeh added that the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with The Gambia Tourism Board and the National Center for Arts and Culture is working hard to develop the country’s tourism and culture sectors to bring more tourists to visit the destination.
He observed that The Gambia had experienced bad tourist seasons in the past two years due to the global Covid-19 pandemic but highlighted that, with the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Gambia Tourism Board, and the National Center for Arts and Culture, the magazine can market the destination to encourage more tourists to visit The Gambia.
He therefore called on the government through the Ministry of Tourism to support the initiative.
The community of Casa Kunda in West Coast Region last Tuesday inaugurated a new Quranic school funded by International Humanitarian Relief Organization(IHHNL) based in Netherlands through Cemiyetul Hayr Relief Organization (CHRO) Gambia.
International Trade Center and partners recently presented 5 million dalasis worth of start-up toolkits to 300 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in different TVET institutions in the country.
Baxi Bombong Couture (BBC),a tailoring shop has decorated Modou Lamin Joof of Taranga FM with a king chair and a traditional male dress locally called ‘Haftan’ in recognition of the excellent work he renders in line of his work.