Jun 26, 2020, 12:47 PM
As part of its efforts to help stop the spread of Covid-19 in the country, Beakanyang, a local NGO recently concluded a sensitisation tour of communities in the Upper River Region.
The objective is to support them during the course of coronavirus pandemic and to enable them to observe the WHO and government guidelines to avoid the spread of the pandemic.
The food aid include 160 bags of rice and 150 bags of sugar to it members to fight against covid-19 and to support their families during the holy month of Ramadan.
Speaking at the distribution at Sinuchu Alagie, Chairman Lamin Barrow said 2020 is a very difficult year globally, saying covid-19 has affected almost all kinds of trade globally and that was why they decided to provide the the assistance to their members.
He said the objective of the association is not only in profit making area but to add their quota to national development, saying supporting national development is part of the association’s priority since its formation in 2010. He said another objective of the association is to look at the condition of its members and address them.
“Recently, we have contributed D50, 000 to Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry fund raiser in the fight against covid-19 and contributed 150,000 to Basse fire victims.”
Chairperson of The Gambia Hotel Association (GHA), Fatou Mass Jobe-Njie and Sheik Tejan Nyang, head of Institute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia (ITToG) school will join other tourism gurus across Africa to discuss the Wonders of Africa Project this Thursday.
Press Release: Gambian students in South Korea, Saturday, May 24, 2020, formed the first ever Gambian Students’Association in South Korea (GSAK).
Alkalolu of Dimbaya and Darsilameh in Kombo Central have called on government to act immediately and deploy personnel of the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) at the borders to curb the increase in the number of illegal entry into the country through the porous borders.
The European Union through its funded Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) Wednesday handed 8 tricycles, 5 solar-powered tricycles and 13 bicycles to five youth-led logistics companies and Young Poultry Farmers Association.
Gamjobs in collaboration with UNDP-The Gambia Accelerator Lab has introduced an SMS service targeting job seekers and employers, geared toward increasing public access to job information.
A pan-African NGO, African Union Watch (AU Watch), recently condemned “in the strongest terms possible” all acts of xenophobia, racism and discrimination against Africans in China and against any people elsewhere in the world at all times, but particularly at this time due to Covid-19.
Agriculture minister, Amie Fabureh has handed over a new rice variety seedlings to farmers in the central river region south farming community of Sapu.