Gambia: GAP not sold to Gen Bojang – Batchilly

Hits: 2280The secretary general of the Gambia Action Party, Musa Yali Batchilly has dismissed as unfounded, rumours that he has sold the party to General Lamin Bojang, whom he announced Monday as the party’s presidential candidate. Ever since Mr Batchilly made the startling revelation that Gen Bojang will lead GAP to the next elections, many theories started flying as to what led to the sudden development. Last night, The Standard received reports that Batchilly has sold the party to settle his many financial problems, but he categorically denied that. “That…

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Gambia: Kandeh urges IEC to stop BYM

Hits: 2161The leader of Gambia Democratic Congress, Mamma Kandeh has called on the Independent Electoral Commission to immediately stop the Barrow Youth Movement from organising political activities because it’s not legally registered. Kandeh, who was addressing hundreds of Yai Copins and party militants at the Baobab Residence Monday, said BYM is illegally campaigning for President Barrow with total disregard to the country’s electoral laws. “The IEC should immediately intervene and stop them or else they will create a situation of lawlessness where others will also do whatever they want without…

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Gambia: €1.3m energy project handed over to Nawec

Hits: 1807The Gambian-German energy project, which seeks to modernise the country’s energy sector and its infrastructure has officially been handed over to the National Water and Electricity Company at a ceremony held at the Petroleum House in Brusubi. The project was sealed last year after the visit of the German president Frank Walter Steinmeier who pronounced his government’s readiness to support the stabilisation of Gambia’s energy sector. As part of the implementation, the project has since led to the installation of independent communication infrastructure and data collection on the transmission…

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Gambia: PDOIS seeks clarification from F. Tambajang

Hits: 1755Following media reports on the amendment of the Coalition Agreement, the People’s Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism wrote the following letter to Madam Fatoumatta Tambajang to seek clarification: Madam Fatoumatta Tambajang  Ref: P/COAL/2/10/19/(1) 2nd October, 2019 Dear Honourable Jallow Tambajang, SUBJECT: CLARIFICATION OF UTTERANCES ON PURPORTED AMENDMENT OF COALITION 2016 AGREEMENT The media houses have been approaching PDOIS for explanation whether the text of an amendment to the 17th October 2016 Coalition agreement had been agreed upon and signed by coalition partners. We are not aware of the crafting and…

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Gambia: Police arrest 2 with fake gold worth over D14m

Hits: 5257Police have arrested Maimuna Bojang, a native of Sanchaba Medina and Seedy Trawally of Kerr Serigne with fake gold; worth about D14, 280, 000, The Point can authoritatively report. The suspects were arrested at Senegambia on Friday 27 September 2019 at around 11 a.m. They are currently detained at the Police Headquarters in Banjul, as investigation into the matter continues. A source who is familiar with the matter told The Point that the suspects wanted to sell the fake gold to one Nkere Fofana Crazneit, a male Gabonese national,…

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