Author: Edrissa Jallow

Edrissa Jallow is a journalist with over three years of experience working for two online media platforms. Mr Jallow joined Gainako News during the Nomination process for the December 2021 Presidential Elections. Since joining Gainako, Mr Jallow has published over 50 stories in less than a year. He is currently a final year student at the Media Academy for Journalism and Communications (MAJaC), a leading journalism training institution in The Gambia. Mr Jallow is currently the Project Manager of The Gambia Parliamentary Newsletter and reports extensively on Parliamentary proceedings.

By Edrissa Jallow Two Gambian Parliamentarians have condemned the Government’s decision to demolish houses in Jabang believed to be obstructing waterways and causing flash floods during the rainy season. Speaking to Hon Yahya Menteng Sanyang of Latrikunda Sabiji he vowed that he would take all possible action with fellow parliamentarians to order Government “pay adequate and reasonable compensation to those affected”. Hon Abdoulie Njai of Banjul Central promised to join his colleague to hold the government accountable for what he called selective justice. It can be recalled that soon after flash floods affected the greater Banjul and Kombo Area in…

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By Edrissa Jallow At least two Parliamentarians in the persons of Hon Omar Darboe of Upper Nuimi and Hon Lamin J Sanneh of Brikama South have promised to advocate for the increment of the Resilience of Organizations for Transformative Smallholder (ROOTS) Agriculture Project. The ROOTS Project was launched in 2021 by President Barrow to increase agricultural productivity and access to markets for enhanced food security, nutrition, and resilience of family farms and farmer organisations. However, it has been revealed that there is a US$20.6 Million funding gap affecting the project. Hon Omar Darboe who doubles as the Chairperson of the…

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By Edrissa Jallow The Deputy Regional Crime Officer for Kanifing Municipality, Superintendent Thomas RJ Gomez told members of the press that two alleged suspects have been apprehended for the alleged murder of a 62-year-old woman at Fajara south. Police say they have recovered evidence from the crime scene and will be heading to court soon. It could be recalled that on Sunday 4th September 2022, the Fatu Network reported that a 62-year-old woman from Fajara South was found lifeless inside her house laying on a pool of water knee deep. Eyewitnesses say her bruises were found on her face and…

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By Edrissa Jallow, @EdrissaJallow10 The Gambia Government has reached an agreement with Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to maintain the price of fuel for the month of September 2022 after Pump Stations refused to provide fuel to customers yesterday 2nd September 2022. A statement published today by Government Spokesperson Ebrima Sankareh revealed that over D5.6 Million was spent on Government Subsidies on Fuel in September 2022 alone. However, yesterday in the heat of the strike between the OMCs and the Government, the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs (MoFEA), Hon Seedy S Keita informed the public that there is adequate fuel…

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By Edrissa Jallow The General Manager of the Gambia’s Independence Stadium and Friendship Hostel, Mr Ebou Faye reiterated to Gainako that the Gambia National team will hopefully play at the Independence Stadium in September 2022. Mr Faye who is the 2nd Vice President of The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) and also doubles as head of the competition department at the Federation made this statement during an exclusive interview with Gainako Editor, Yusef Taylor during the launching of the Lamin Kaba Bajo’s Manifesto, seeking for a third term. During a live interview on Gainako Online Newspaper Facebook page, our reporter questioned…

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By Edrissa Jallow The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliamentary Joint Committee expressed deep concern over “low” women representation in the ECOWAS member states. In response to this ECOWAS recommended for member states to increase women’s representation as a key target to implement the ECOWAS protocol on democracy. ECOWAS Chairperson on Gender, Hon Ayamba Laadi Ayii read the conclusion and recommendations during the closing of the three-day interface dialogue amongst the Joint Committee on Friday 19th August 2022 at the Gambia’s International Conference Centre, Bijilo. Reading the conclusion, Hon Ayamaba noted that “members of the Joint Committee express…

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By Edrissa Jallow The newly elected Chairperson of the West African Caucus of the Pan African Parliament (PAP), Hon Alhagie Mbow has promised to promote unity and good governance within the region. Hon Mbowe is currently serving his second mandate as a Parliamentarian for Upper Saloum in the Gambia’s National Assembly. Hon Alhagie Mbow was elected as the Chairperson of the West African caucus on Thursday 30th June 2022. A GPN reporter questioned Chairperson Mbow on his plans and how they could benefit the Gambia. In response, Hon Mbow says he will “have discussions on current issues affecting the region…

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By Edrissa Jallow The Chairperson of the Committee on Political Affairs, Peace and Security and Africa Peer Review Mechanism, of The Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Parliament, Hon Edwin Snowe Junior urged Gambian President Adama Barrow and Senegalese President Macky Sall to abstain from contesting a third term. Hon Snowe Junior delivered this statement to members of the press on Tuesday 15th August 2022 during a briefing in the Gambia. According to the Chairperson, ECOWAS delegates visited Senegal to discourage President Macky Sall from contesting ahead of their 2024 Presidential elections. “We were just from Senegal and we…

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By Edrissa Jallow The Deputy Speaker of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) parliament, Hon Binta Camara, stated that the Parliament has strongly condemned the 10th August Anti-Government protest that occurred in Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone. The Deputy Speaker made this remark on Tuesday 16th August 2022, during her speech at the ECOWAS fifth Legislature meeting in Banjul. It could be recalled that on Wednesday 10th June 2022, the people of Sierra Leone came out in large numbers expressing dissatisfaction over the high cost of living. Protesters claimed that for the past four months the high…

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By Edrissa Jallow The misuse of the Sniper insecticide in Gambian homes reached a whole new level in early June 2022 when a viral WhatsApp audio featuring a woman’s voice claimed that vendors are using the poisonous insecticide to preserve smoked fish. That claim has been found to be true. When the June 5 audio which was first shared on WhatsApp and marked as “forwarded many times” went viral, it found its way on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms used by Gambians. What followed was a massive public outcry. The Food Safety and Quality Authority of The Gambia (FSQA), the Ministry of Health, and…

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