[OCHA] Banjul, 24 May 2022: The Gambia is currently hosting a meeting of directors in charge of child protection and human rights, bringing together the beneficiary countries of the Support Project for the Protection of Child Victims of Violations of their Rights, initiated by the West Africa Regional Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (WARO-OHCHR) from 23rd of May, 2022.
[Foroyaa] The Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute (GTHI) on Wednesday May 18th 2022, celebrated International Hospitality Day at its office in Kanifing. The event was held under the theme: "going local is a game changer in today's hospitality sector" and the international theme: "technology, a game-changer in the hospitality industry".
[Foroyaa] The Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad Dr. Mamadou Tangara, on Monday May 16th 2022 paid a visit to the Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, during his visit to ICESCO Headquarters in Rabat, Morocco.
[The Point] Ebrima Sillah, the newly appointment minister of Transport, Works and Infrastructure has claimed that in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness in public service delivery, the government through a World Bank funded Project under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, is in the process of digitising revenue collection and public procurement systems.
[The Point] NEW YORK, 17 May 2022--The number of children with severe wasting was rising even before war in Ukraine threatened to plunge the world deeper into a spiralling global food crisis - and it's getting worse, UNICEF warned in a new Child Alert.
[The Point] Gam-Petroleum depot supervisor and acting operations manager, Tuesday told the High Court that the company's total record in physical stuck of gas oil on 21 October 2021 was 2398.193 litres and the total for Gasoline was 3,489,503 litres.
[The Point] Rohey Malick Lowe, the Lord Mayor of Banjul City Council (BCC) who was the President of Rafela Internal Gambia Chapter, has won the Rafela Africa Presidency, a position she contested with other Mayors in Africa. The election was held in Kenya.
[The Point] The Gambia Revenue Authority GRA on Wednesday 17th May 2022, engaged dozens of Women Entrepreneurs from Gambia Women Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) with the view to deepening their understanding on various revenue laws administered by GRA.
[The Point] Altogether Giving Africa (AGA), a UK/Gambia charity on Thursday 12th May 2022 supported Bajana village in Foni, West Coast Region of The Gambia with a barrel of food items. In addition to the food items, the trust also supported the community with clothes and shoes.
[The Point] In The Gambia, malnutrition is a major health issue. In four of the seven regions of the country (Basse, Janjangbure, Kuntaur and Mansa Konko), eight percent of the population are food insecure or highly vulnerable to food insecurity, with the most vulnerable groups being women and children. Statistics indicate that food insecurity increased from 8 percent in 2016 to 13.4 percent in 2021. It disproportionately affects rural households (23.9 percent) more than urban ones (10.8 percent).
[The Point] The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) was over the weekend forced to come out with a clarification after it was countered by the national broadcaster, The Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) and private television, QTV.
[The Point] Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday presided over the opening of the ninth edition of Africities in Kenya's port city of Kisumu, near the Source of Lake Victoria, where he reiterated the role of Local Government Authorities as dispensable leaders in scaling up the role of intermediary cities.
[The Point] Following the publication on The Point Newspaper's front page lead story captioned "KMC Municipal Police use taser in arresting petty-traders", the Kanifing Municipal Council wishes to inform the general public and clarify that the Council has never purchased any taser for its Municipal Police Officers. The Council is taking strong steps to address the issue internally.
[The Point] In a bid to strengthen and build the capacity of its affiliates members to work effectively in thematic areas of rights and welfare, The Gambia Press Union (GPU) yesterday began three-day training for affiliate organizations on anti-corruption, fundraising and book-keeping at a ceremony at GPU Secretariat, in Fajara.
[The Point] The Events Management Committee (EMC) of The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has disclosed ticket prices for the Scorpions 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers opener at home to South Sudan on 4th June 2022 at the Stade Late Dior in Thies, Senegal.
[The Point] Depot supervisor and acting operation manager at Gam-Petroleum has told the court that Gam Petroleum used to be the only storage facility that has business relationships with the OMCs, oil marketing companies and international traders.
[The Point] IMVF in partnership with Tekki-fi project, United Purpose and ADWAC on Friday concluded a day-long sensitisation out-reach for Madrassa schools in Lower River Region on the dangers associated with venturing on the 'back-way' to Europe.
[The Point] The Gambia senior national football team; the Scorpions will arrive in Senegal on 31st May 2022 ahead of their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers opening match against South Sudan on 4th June 2022 at Stade Late Dior.
[The Point] Six people from Foni Jiking in the Foni Bintang District have been reportedly wounded after Senegalese Forces were alleged to have fired a military drone in The Gambia, The Point has been reliably informed
[Foroyaa] The Government of the Gambia has announced its intention to release the White Paper on the Recommendations of the just concluded Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission (TRRC) report.
[Foroyaa] Has a coalition but lost to PDOIS in Bundung Six Junction Ward. In the London Corner Ward the PDOIS candidate, Modou Lamin Kujabi lost to the NPP coalition candidate, Agie Saptieu Jaye. In the Sanyang Ward, the The four by elections have shown very clearly that the active Gambian voters and non-participating voters should not be taken from granted.
[Govt of Liberia] Monrovia -- The President of the Republic, Dr George Manneh Weah, has received Letters of Credence from Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of South Africa, The Gambia, Czech Republic as well as the ECOWAS Commission.
[Foroyaa] One Haddy Jallow of Banjul has asked the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to investigate the allegation surrounding the National Assembly member for Banjul South, Fatoumata Njai, regarding her having dual-nationality.
[The Point] United Purpose and Tekki-Fii have concluded a 10-day regional training for women in sport on the theme: 'Strengthening efforts to tackle Gender Based Violence and promoting Social Cohesion'.
[The Point] Gunjur United on Tuesday clasped second-place in the 2021-2022 Gambia Football Federation (GFF) Division Two League following their 1-1 draw with Red Hawks in their re-scheduled week-11 match played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
[The Point] As The Gambia and the global community set to celebrate this year's World Copyright and Book Day on 23rd April 2022, with the theme "Are You A Reader", The Copyright Office of The Gambia under the National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC), wish everyone happy celebrations in advance with prayers for more and more people at domestic, regional and international level turning to their books within the framework of nurturing the culture of reading that has the potentials of promoting and protecting the art o
[The Point] An interpreter, who presents sign language news interpretation during nightly news aired on Q-TV has expressed thanks and appreciation to the television and the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) accelerator lab for supporting the nightly sign language news interpretation.
[The Point] Fabakary Tombong Jatta (FTJ), a one-time National Assembly majority leader during the former regime has revealed in an interview that one of the biggest challenges in the National Assembly is partisan politics that compromise the supreme interest of the nation.
[The Point] Washington, D.C. 19 April, 2022: In furtherance of the Government of The Gambia's continued commitment to establishing excellent working relations with its bilateral and multilateral partners, the Permanent Mission of The Gambia to the United Nations in New York is happy to report that it recently got The Gambia elected in two very relevant and important bodies of the United Nations - the UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD) for the term 2023 - 2027 and the Executive Board of UN Women for the
[The Point] Adozen of women groups have expressed their concerns and dissatisfaction over the number of women that were elected on the 9th April elections as members of the country's National Assembly.
[The Point] The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Standard Chartered Bank Gambia Ltd, Chuks Ugha, in an interview with Kerr Fatou, has disclosed that the only reason why the bank is divesting its shares in the country is because of the scale of the country. "What the Bank is doing is to exit smaller markets so that we can put funds together and invest in markets that have bigger and larger opportunities."
[The Point] In its efforts to promote equal use of the six official working languages of the United Nations, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in The Gambia on Wednesday 20 April 2022 celebrated the United Nation's Chinese Language Day.