Feb 22, 2023, 12:56 PM
The Gambia Immigration Department (GID) has requested for special budget allocation from the government, as the institution remains one of the leading contributors to the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF).
The session brought together member institutions of the National Provident Fund (NPF) and the Federated Pension Scheme (FPS) in direct contact with their elected board representatives.
The one-day synergy organised by SSHFC witnessed the formation of executive committees for both funds. The committees would now have regular meetings with their SSHFC board representatives and in turn convey their interest or recommendation to the SSHFC board.
During the event, members of the various funds in attendance voiced their support for their elected board members and assured them of their full support in contributing towards attaining the strategic goals of the Corporation.
Memunatu Camara, a board member said the formation of the committees was the first of its kind for the Corporation.
According to her, the committees will workcollectively, and called on members to give due attention to their respective committees.
Abubacarr Darbo said: “As FPS members, we thought that there was not much transparency in terms of information flow as well as adequate participation in events. We also found huge files that needed to be treated with urgency.’’
Darbo said they aim to position the board to be able to validate a strategic plan for SSHFC which was never in existence. He further said that they were also able to approve SSHFC information management system, which is a new IMS mechanism to harmonise all SSHFC’s work.
The acting executive director of The Gambia Federation for the Disable (GFD) has called on parents with children living with disability to allow their children acquire and have access to national documents, amid the issuance of e-birth certificate and health insurance in the country.
In December 2022, a coalition of African youth entrepreneurs announced the launch of the African Youth Business Council (AfYBC), a continental umbrella body of youth-led private sector entities, institutions and associations to advocate for a youth-friendly business policy environment under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
The Chief of Foni Bintang Karanai has called on the Supreme Islamic Council (SIC) and Imams to engage the elders of Foni in a more positive dialogue on the need to maintain peaceful co-existence.