First Lady Distributes Gifts to New Year Babies

Hits: 2231The First Lady of the Republic and founder of Operation Save the Children Foundation, Her Excellency Madam Zineb Yahya Jammeh on Thursday continued to present gifts to first babies of the year. Annually, the First Lady through her Foundation presents gifts to first babies of the year mainly at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul. Starting last year, she decided to decentralise her benevolence by extending it to all major health facilities in the country. AFPRC General Hospital At the AFPRC General Hospital in Farafenni, Aja…

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Gamtel Completes Refurbishing Bakau Branch

Hits: 2222The newly refurbished Gamtel branch in Bakau was on Wednesday commissioned for public use. It was refurbished to provide quality and affordable services for the inhabitants of Bakau. Prior to its commissioning, the Bakau Gamtel branch was housed at Gampost office. Held at the newly refurbished complex in Bakau, the ceremony brought together customers and stakeholders amongst others. The ceremony was characterised by installation of new telephone lines as well as the ADSL and Super Xpress broadband service as part of a promotional offer. Speaking at the occasion, the…

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WABSA Plants Mangroves to Protect Ecosystem

Hits: 2170In its pursuit to the protect the country’s ecosystem, the West Africa Bird Study Association (WABSA) in partnership with the Department of Parks and Wildlife Management with funding from Nema CHOSSO project recently embarked on a mangrove regeneration exercise along Jokadou Tambana wetland in the North Bank Region. The exercise was preceded by advocacy programme designed to raise more awareness on identification and planting of mangroves. Speaking at the exercise, Lamin Jobarteh, executive director of WASBA, said his association attaches great importance in empowering communities to protect the country’s…

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Gov’t. Pledges to Protect Human Rights

Hits: 2193The government of The Gambia through the ministers of Justice and the Interior Abubacarr Tambadou and Mai Ahmad Fatty respectively has reaffirmed its resolve in protecting and promoting the human rights of citizens. The duo made the assurances recently in their respective offices during meetings with officials of Beakanyang, a national human rights organisation. Ba Tambedou, for his part, applauded Beakanyang for educating Gambians about their rights noting that education is key in promoting human rights. According to him, as the host of the African Commission on Human and…

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Interior Minister Urges Gambians to Set Aside Political Grievances

Hits: 2178The Minister of the Interior Mr. Mai Ahmad Fatty has urged Gambians not to let politics come between them. The home affairs Minister made these remarks on Wednesday during his meeting with the elders of the West Coast Region as part of his national dialogue with communities. The meeting that was held at the Governor’s office in Brikama was meant to assure communities that the new government is here to protect all Gambians. He advised village and ward leaders to preach peace in the villages starting within their homes.…

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President Barrow’s Administration Not Witch Hunting Jolas -Interior Minister

Hits: 2173The minister of the Interior, Mai Ahmad Fatty, has told the people of Foni that the Coalition Government under the leadership of President Adama Barrow is not witch hunting Jolas or the people of Foni. Mr. Fatty was speaking yesterday during a reconciliation meeting brokered by his ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Lands. “We understand your problem, because change of government is not easy. What you used to have you don’t have it again, but this is the will of God. Yaya Jammeh was…

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Gov’t. Pays Almost D3M to House Interior Ministry

Hits: 2202A source familiar with the Ministry of the Interior has revealed that government is paying up to 3 Million dalasis to house the building, which the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) is occupying along the Bertil Harding Highway annually. A senior government officer, who made this disclosure on Friday during the Permanent Secretaries Mid-Year Retreat 2017 held at a local hotel in Brufut said: “I think it is very important for government ministries and agencies to find land and build it, so as to ensure that the government is…

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