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THE EMERGENCY POWERS REGULATIONS

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PART FIVE

The President proclaimed a state of emergency on 26th March 2020 and subsequently under the Emergency Powers Act he made several regulations known as Emergency Powers Regulations with a view to safeguarding public safety and public healthy even though these regulations may contravene certain fundamental rights and freedoms.

Foroyaa is publishing all the regulations so that the public will know the restrictions in place. In this edition we publish Closures and Restrictions on Open Markets And Shopping Areas Emergency Powers (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (Legal Notice No. 17) an amendment of Legal Notice No. 13. We also publish 

Supplement      “A”      to     The      Gambia      Gazette      No. 21     of     31st      March,      2020

Legal   Notice   No. 17  of      2020

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REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred on the president by section 3 of the Emergency powers Act, these regulations are made.

1.      Citation, and duration

(1)   These Regulations may be cited as Restrictions on Open Markets and Shopping Areas Emergency Powers (Amendment) Regulations, 2020.

2.      Amendment of legal Notice No.13 of 2020

The Restrictions of Open Markets and shopping areas Emergency Powers regulations, 2020 (hereinafter referred to as the “Principal Regulations”) is amended set out in these Regulations.

3.      Amendment of regulation 2

Regulation 2 of the Principal regulations is amended by replacing sub-regulation (2) , and substituting for it the following new sub-regulations

“(2) A person trading in food products in any market shall only open for business between the hours of 6.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. each day.

(2)   A person trading in non-food products in any market shall only open for business between the hours of 2.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. each day”.

MADE THIS             31ST DAY OF MARCH, 2020.

HE. ADAMA BARROW

PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA 

ISSN 0796 – 0271

Supplement      “A”      to     The      Gambia      Gazette      No. 21     of     31st      March,      2020

Legal   Notice   No. 18   of     2020

REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA 

EMERGENCY POWERS ACT

CAP. 17:04 VOL. 4 LAWS OF THE GAMBIA 

CLOSURE OF EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS AND PLACES OF WORSHIP

EMERGENCY POWERS REGULATIONS, 2020

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred on the president by section 3 of the Emergency powers Act, these regulations are made.

1.      Citation, application and duration

(3)   These Regulations may be cited as the Closure of educational institutions and Places of Worship Emergency Powers Regulations, 2020.

(4)   These Regulation shall apply throught The Gambia.

(5)   These Regulations shall subsist until the end of the Proclamation of public emergency issued on the 26th March 2020.

2.      Closure Educational Institutions and Places of Worship 

(1)   All Education Institutions and Places of Worship shall be closed to the public.

(2)   The owner or person in charge of an educational institution or a place or worship shall not all access to such place by any group of persons.

(3)   For the purpose of these Regulations, the following are designated as Educational Institutions-

(a)    Universities;

(b)   Schools;

(c)    Madrassas;

(d)   Daras or Majlis;

(e)    Mosques;

(f)    Churches;

(g)   Dairas;

(h)   Gamos.

4.      Permissible uses

Notwithstanding regulation 2-

(a)    An education institution may be open for official use by its administrative staff;

(b)   A mosque or a church may be open for the sole purpose of the call to prayer or a religious announcement of any other form.

5.      Offences and penalties

A person who breaches a provision of these Regulations commits and offence and it liable on conviction to a fine of ten thousand dalasis.

MADE THIS 31ST DAY OF MARCH, 2020.

HE. ADAMA BARROW

PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA

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