Jan 20, 2021, 1:45 PM
National youth wing of the United Democratic Party (UDP) recently held its second national congress, where the national youth president presented the activity report of the youth wing 2019/2020.
In addition, The Unique Group through The Unique Foundation donated hand washing buckets including sanitary items to 11 representatives of all seven administrative regions in the country through their National Assembly members to fight against covid-19.
The Gambia Red Cross Society also received free radio shows on three of the top radio stations in the country, fumigation material to disinfect public places, hand washing buckets and sanitary items to be placed at strategic locations across the country. The Unique Foundation also made available five hours of radio show talk time a week available to all health experts and awareness groups to ensure a wider awareness campaign in English and local languages.
Group CEO Mr. Papa Yusupha Njie commented that, “It is the responsibility of the business community to support causes that have a direct impact on the population that we serve, including individuals and entities that spend money on our products and services to keep us in business. We remain committed in providing the support needed towards fighting the current global pandemic we are facing”.
Fatou Hughes, the Unique Foundation Coordinator also stated that “the assistance will not stop here as the foundation will be working with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, health care professionals, municipalities, and communities in various initiatives to fight Covid-19 solidifying the Unique Foundation’s motto of Care, Share and Service to the nation”
Banjul- April 8, 2020- A four-page proposal entitled: “Draft Concept Paper for a Stimulus Plan: ‘Addressing the Socio-economic Impact of the Coronavirus on lives and livelihoods’” calling on the government of President Adama Barrow to prioritize its resource allocation to the poor, vulnerable and struggling SMEs and strategic businesses, was released today. It details modes of financial assistance to the poor and vulnerable to provide cash transfers/payments using Government – to – person (G2P) and other mechanisms to cover three months of lost income to those who have lost their jobs and/or their incomes due to Covid – 19.
At least 35 Journalists and members of the Network of Financial and Tax Reporters (NFTR) Gambia Chapter were last Monday trained on ECOWAS protocols and key instruments regarding the Africa Continental-Free Trade Area (ACFTA).
Chairman of Gambia Trade Union Bureau (GAMTUB) said the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has come to destroy decades of human development achievements.