Author: Gainako

MoJ statement on the Bijilo Property, 29th June 2022 The public is hereby informed of the Ministry of Justice’s position on the ongoing Home of Medical Mission land issue. The Ministry wishes to draw the attention of the public to its previous statements on this matter. It is important to reiterate that the purported lease was wrongfully issued under executive directive by former President Jammeh to an entity that we now know does not exist. It is also important to note that to date the only determinations made by the Courts are with regards the issue of possession and the…

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KMC Press Release on Floods Within the Municipality, 27th June 2022 Following the early morning downpour on Thursday 23rd June 2022 which led to some flooding at the Latrikunda Sabiji market, the Kanifing Municipal Council wishes to clarify that the flooding was caused by the blockage of the main drainages along the Brikama highway. The National Road Authority (NRA) being responsible for these drainages has been cleaning them for the past years but were yet to clean them this year and the blockage obstructed the free flow of the water thereby causing the flooding at the market. However, it is…

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STATEMENT BY HOME OF MEDICAL MISSION (GLOBAL HOMM) TO SHED MORE LIGHT ON CERTAIN MISREPRESENTED FACTS AND UPDATE THE CITIZENRY. 23 JUNE 2022 Home of Medical Mission (Global HOMM) began coming to The Gambia in the year 2000 with medical missions, mobile clinics, health education, children’s programs and community development. More than 4,000 people received medical care each year from the volunteers of Home of Medical Mission (Global HOMM). It was on this basis of service and for the purpose of providing long-term medical care for The Gambia that it was deemed necessary to establish a permanent site. The allocation…

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By Binta S Jawo The Network of Financial and Tax Reporters (NFTR) in collaboration with The ROOTS Project conducted a one-day sensitization on Resilient of Organization and Trans motive of Smallholder (ROOTS) 80 million Dollars Project for the Media. This happened on Friday 24th June 2022 and aimed at giving first-hand information to 40 Journalists on the implementation of the project since its launch in 2021 by President Adama Barrow. Delivering his welcoming remarks the President of the NFTR, Mr Abdoulie Nyockeh noted that the partnership is aimed at enhancing the capacities of journalists on the mode of operations of…

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By Binta S Jawo The Women Journalists Association of The Gambia (WoJAG), concluded a two-day training for 30 registered members at TANGO. The training aims to build the capacities of participants on women and children reporting. At the opening on Wednesday, 22nd June 2022, Programs Officer at the Gambia Press Union (GPU) Mr Jebal Ceesay highlighted the importance of partnering with WoJAG in such training so that women Journalists report on the issues that are affecting women the most. GPU Vice President Ms Isatou Keita called on all women Journalists to make the best use of the training in their…

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By Edrissa Jallow Kanifing Magistrate court’s Principal Magistrate Omar Jabang, convicted and sentenced one Samba Faal to four years imprisonment with hard labour after finding him guilty of theft. According to Magistrate Jabang, Samba violated section 252 of the Criminal Code. Mr Faal’s first victim was a Police Officer who also doubles up as his Land Lord. The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) represented by their Prosecutors sued Mr Faal on Monday 6th June 2022 and charged him for stealing three mobile phones from three different people. The judgement was swiftly delivered on the same day. Mr Faal accepted all charges…

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WASHINGTON, June 13, 2022– The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved on June 9, a $68 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA)* to support the diversification and climate resilience of the tourism sector in The Gambia. The Tourism Diversification and Resilience in The Gambia project aims to assist the country by strengthening the institutional and policy framework, improve capabilities and access to funds for tourism related Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSME) suppliers, and enhance the attractiveness of selected existing but underdeveloped destinations. The project will also strengthen the sustainability of the coastal areas. “The Gambia’s tourism sector is…

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By Baba Galleh Jallow Every truth commission is an embodiment of multiple entities. It embodies the various aspects of the body politic in which it operates as well as any external entities that might have been affected by the human rights violations and abuses it is tasked to investigate. For example, in the case of The Gambia, the TRRC was an embodiment of the government, the people, and other governments and peoples (such as Ghana) that were affected by the human rights violations of the Jammeh regime. Within these categories, the TRRC embodied the personas of both victims and perpetrators.…

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TRRC Recommendations & Gov’t White Paper acknowledgement; Beginning of the healing process for Jammeh’s Victims. “The Arc of the Moral Universe is Long, But it Bends toward Justice” It is also a fact that Change takes a long time, but it does happen. The last five years have been an agonizing period for victims of the Jammeh dictatorship and their families in the Gambia. Losing family members through assassinations; enforce disappearances, torture, rape, witchcraft, unceremonious hiring and firing of Gambians was enough pain for citizens to go through. This was made even worse after the initial optimism of the change…

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The Gambia should take concrete steps for Yahya Jammeh and his accomplices to face justice (Banjul, The Gambia, June 8, 2022) The “Jammeh2Justice” campaign., made up of victims of the former regime and Gambian and international activists, calls on the government of The Gambia to take concrete steps to bring former president Yahya Jammeh and his alleged accomplices to justice. The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) has tied Jammeh to the enforced disappearance, killings and torture of opposition members and journalists, the shooting of peaceful demonstrators, the murder of about 59 West African migrants, and “witch hunt campaigns” in…

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