Apr 19, 2021, 12:31 PM
The managing director of Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), has been removed, The Point has been informed.
In presenting, Baai E.Jabang, TARUD executive directoracknowledged that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted lives and disrupted education, health and other services critical to the growth and well-being of various sections of the population.
He indicated that facemasks are vital to the re-opening of schools and his agency will ensure students are supported to adhere to the WHO precautionary guidelines within the school premises for their safety and well-being.
He commended Marlborough Brandt group and St. James Palace Health Management for the financial support.
Bridget Tabou Correa of the National Social Protection Secretariat said that following the declaration of a State of Public Emergency on 26 March 2020 by the president of the Republic, His Excellency Adama Barrow in response to the country’s first confirmed COVID-19 cases, schools and other public spaces were closed, in order to curb the spread of the virus and ensure that the population is protected.
She highlighted that the presentation of the masks is in a bid to ensure that students have a safe and healthy environment while expressing hope that the masks will not only support the students, teachers but even their families and people they interact with.
Dr. Ahmed Manjang advised the beneficiary students to alwaysmake best use of the donated items and adhere to the Ministry of health and WHO guidelines.
The principals of Gunjur SSS, Barrow Bojang and UBS Sainey Colley respectively, all applauded TARUD for the gesture.
Both acknowledged that thehumanitarian gesture will go a long way in ensuring strict adherence to the safe school protocols and more importantly, it will complement the efforts of Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education.
Ebriama Sillah, Imam Ratib of Lass Wharf mosque in Banjul has called on the government of the Gambia to act swiftly on child kidnapping currently making rounds in the country.
Gambia Women Federation (GWF) on Thursday extended magnanimity to the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) with the donation of facemasks amounting to 10, 110 at a handing over ceremony held at the ministry’s main conference hall in Banjul.
The Association of Non-Governmental Organisation of The Gambia (TANGO) on Saturday concluded a two-day monitoring and knowledge analysis of policies, gender, budgeting, and human rights with members of Banjul City Council (BCC) to strengthen the rule of law and good governance.