AllAfrica News: Gambia

The Gambia Joins the International Organization of the Francophonie

[Govt of the Gambia] The Gambia has been admitted as an Observer to the International Organisation of the Francophonie -OIF at the 17th Session of the Francophone Summit recently held in Yerevan, Armenia.

PEC Suspends GPPC Submission

[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Select Committee on Public Enterprise Committee, has yesterday suspended the presentation of 2015 reports of The Gambia Printing and Publishing Corporation, for the corporation's failure to submit its 2016 and 2017 Activity Reports and Financial Statements.

Ernest Aubee Wins Award for Mitigating Aflatoxin in Africa

[Foroyaa] A Gambian Mr Ernest Aubee, the Head of the Agriculture Division of the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja, Nigeria was the recipient of an Agent of Change Award for his exceptional work in Policy and Creating an Enabling Environment for Aflatoxin Mitigation in Africa. Mr Aubee was recognized for the very many activities in the ECOWAS region and on the continent for mitigating the harmful effects of Aflatoxin on the livelihoods of people and for the development of the ECOWAS Aflatoxin Action Plan. The plan seeks to

Rigorous Screening of ID Cards Claimants

[Foroyaa] Rigorous screening is applied be approval is given for the issuing of national identity cards. This has resulted in many claims for ID cards being rejected leading to some to raise concerns on how the biometric ID cards are issued. Omar Njie posited that his application was rejected for a reason not very clear to him. He showed his previous biometric ID card and birth certificate to this reporter and gave detailed explanation of how his application was rejected. "I applied the same way as I did in the prev

UNDP, GRA Commence Development Training for Staff

[Foroyaa] The Gambia Revenue Authority GRA, with financial support from the United Nations Development Program UNDP, commenced a three day activity to develop Custom Educational Materials.

The Backbone of the Economy Requires Careful Monitoring

[Foroyaa] Prospects of a growing GDP must be reflected in growth in exports, foreign direct investment and tourist arrivals. The financial year is almost coming to an end but not much has been said about the main export crop.

CRC Commences Induction for Staff

[Foroyaa] The Constitutional Review Commission (CRC), on Tuesday October 16th 2018, began a four-day training for staff and members of the media. The induction which is taking place at a local Hotel in Bijilo, is meant to familiarize participants with the constituent documents of the CRC, and the methodology for the implementation of the Commission's tasks.

WFP to Provide D18.5 Million for Daily Meals for Nearly 60,000 Students

[Foroyaa] The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that it will transfer to participating elementary schools and early childhood development centres an initial amount of more than US$ 370,000 (D 18.5 million) to provide daily meals for up to 60,000 young students.

Coroner's Inquest On Louis Gomez's Death Set Up

[Foroyaa] The Chief Justice Hassan B. Jallow, acting pursuant to the Coroners Act, has designated Mr. Malafi Jarju, First Class Magistrate in Banjul, as Coroner to inquire into the death of Mr. Louis Gomez, according to a press release issued by the Office of the Chief Justice.

DLEA Financial Activity Report Adopted With Resolution

[Foroyaa] The Public Enterprise Committee of the National Assembly (PEC), on Tuesday October 16th, adopted the Financial and Activities Report of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency (DLEA), with resolution. Acting Chairperson of the Committee Alagie Jawara, said the reports have been unanimously adapted but the Committee, but that it was prudent to make some recommendations for the agency, in order to enable them get a more satisfactory 2017/18 Activities Report. "As a committee, we feel it is paramount to make resoluti

Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission's Task 'Arduous' - Justice Minister

[The Point] The minister of Justice Abubacarr M. Tambadou has said that the Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission's (TRRC) task is arduous, but added it's no doubt a noble task.

Govt Launches Truth and Reconciliation Commission

[VOA] Gambia has launched a truth and reconciliation commission to look into crimes committed under former President Yahya Jammeh's government, which is accused of torturing and killing perceived opponents.

UN Fully Committed to Supporting the Barrow Government - UN West Africa Boss

[Govt of the Gambia] The top echelon of the United Nations, led by the Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary General in West Africa and the Sahel, Dr. Muhammad Ibn Chambas, has reaffirmed their unreserved support for the President of The Gambia, H.E. Adama Barrow, to stand by his government to successfully carry out institutional and governance reforms being undertaken.

APRC Busumbala Constituency Holds Press Conference

[Foroyaa] The APRC Committee for Busumbala Constituency, insist that former deputy party leader MA Bah, should come back to the party. This statement was made on Sunday 14th October 2018. "We want all those who left the party whether voluntarily or not, to come back to the party," said Alhagie Sanyang, Social Secretary of the Committee.

Local Government Concludes Nationwide Tour

[Foroyaa] Mansakonko -The National Assembly Select Committee on Local Government, has yesterday concluded its nationwide tour with a visit to Mansakonko Area Council.

Residents of Tallinding Medina Decry Insufficient Water Supply

[Foroyaa] The inhabitants of Tallinding Medina decry of inaccessible supply of water during an outreach programme organized by the Ward Development Committee, headed by the ward Councilor Karamo Ceesay. The Tallinding Medina Ward Development Committee seeks to identify the problems faced by the people of the Ward and find solutions to them.

GCCPC, GCCI Launch Consumer Protection Business Compliance Guide

[Foroyaa] With the mandate under the Consumer Protection Act 2014, the Gambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (GCCPC) in collaboration with the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), on Monday October 15th 2018, officially launched the Consumer Protection Business Compliance Guide and Training Workshop on key sections of the Consumer Protection Act at the GCCI complex of 'Kerr Jula.' The objective of the training workshop is for capacity building, enforcement and advocacy.

Filling Big Shoes With Ease - Ebou Adams' Rise to a National Team Regular

[Foroyaa] From being whisper of the village to talk of the town -Ebou Adams has come of a fascinating journey.

Gambia Launches TRRC to Investigate Human Rights Atrocities

[Foroyaa] Gambian President Adama Barrow, has presided over the launch of Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) on Monday, October 15th 2018, with the Commission tasked to probe into human rights atrocities perpetrated by the former regime of Yahya Jammeh.

Life of the Rural People Gambia @ 53 Makng Rural Gambia Conducive for Human Habitation Part Fifteen (World Rural Women Day)

[Foroyaa] This Column is meant to monitor and report on issues that concerns people of the rural communities in terms of how their development is hindered or facilitated. Rural development is a process that aims to improve the standard of living of people in the rural communities.

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