Wednesday, August 5, 2020

National

Defense Committee Calls for Legislative Hearing into SEMLEX, Pristine Consulting Contract

By: Kebba AF Touray The National Assembly Standing Committee on Defense and Security has called for a parliamentary hearing into SEMLEX and Pristine Consulting contract...

ACHPR 66th Ordinary Session: Hannah Foster Decries Human Rights Violations Amid...

By Momodou Jarju Gambian human rights defender, Mrs. Hannah Foster, has raised concern about human rights violations in all parts of the world and Africa...

French envoy emphasizes need to continue funding ECOMIG

French Chargé d' Affaires in The Gambia, Mr. Joël GODEAU said Tuesday France considers it essential to continue the funding by Europe of the...

US says Gambia made significant progress in fiscal reform

The United States Embassy in Banjul on 15th June 2020 said The Gambia made significant progress in its continuing efforts at government fiscal reform. Below...

Lawmakers Consider Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2020

By: Kebba AF Touray The Committee of the Whole of the Legislature, in accordance with standing order 70-73 finally considered the Local Government (Amendment) Bill...

Government Approves Hundred Million Dalasi for COVID-19 Frontline Workers

By Nelson Manneh Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, the Minister of Health has on Friday, 10th July 2020 disclosed to the media that the Government of...

NAWEC MD Removed, Replaced by Nani Juwara

By Nelson Manneh Mr. Pierre Sylva the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the National Water and Electrical Company (NAWEC) has yesterday 12th July 2020 confirmed...

NCP Reunites, IEC Lifts Suspension against It

The Independent Electoral Commission has on 9th July 2020 lifted the suspension it placed on the National Convention Party after the party broke into...

Government Allocates ‘D18 Million to Gambian students Abroad

By: Kebba AF Touray The Gambia’s Finance Minister, Mambury Njie, has disclosed to the lawmakers that, in order to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on...

GTBANK Employees End Sit-Down Strike

By Kebba Secka Employees of the Guarantee Trust Bank have resumed work after embarking on a brief sit-down strike which lasted for about two hours...

National Assembly Ratifies Motions on Treaties, Agreements

By: Kebba AF Touray The Gambia’s Legislature on Thursday, 9th July 2020, adopted and ratified motions on treaties and agreements. The move was to ensure compliance...

Child Fund Sign Letter of Agreement with partners to implement programs...

By Isatou Kanyi & Ndey Sowe Childfund the Gambia has signed an agreement with three of their local partners to outline the implementation of programs...

Finance Minister: Government Committs D224 million for additional Food Assistance to...

By: Kebba AF Touray Finance Minister, Mamburay Njie told lawmakers on Wednesday that the government is working with the World Bank and the World Food...

Gambia in 2014 unilaterally Revoked Fishing Agreement with Senegal without following...

By Momodou Jarju The Gambia government under the leadership of exiled and former President Yahya Jammeh unilaterally revoked the fishing agreement she had with neighboring...

Minister Rubbishes Claims of Vessels Fishing in Gambia’s Creeks

By Momodou Jarju James Gomez, the Minister of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters, has described claims that some fishing vessels were fishing in...

Parliamentarians Debate on Bill that Seeks to Protect Pregnant Women from...

By: Kebba AF Touray The Legislative House on Tuesday debated on the Forced Labour (Amendment) Bill 2020. The move was aimed to enacting a bill...

State of Public Emergency Declared

State House, Banjul, 7th July 2020 – In exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 34(6) of the 1997 Constitution, His Excellency,...

Two opposing groups of National Convention Party reunite

By Makutu Manneh The two opposing groups of the National Convention Party (NCP) have reunited on Tuesday 7th July 2020 as a sole party. On the...

Gambian Youth Unite to Champion Civic Education

By Momodou Jarju Civic education simply means educating the masses about their rights and responsibilities. In The Gambia, a National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) is...

Meet Ismaila, the Award-Winning-Writer and New Prodigy in Gambia’s Literary Scene

By Momodou Jarju Ismaila Saidybah has signed his name in the literary fraternity of The Gambia. Born in 2000 in Jarra Soma, Lower River Region, the...