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Petroleum draft product Act validated

By Omar Bah The Ministry of Petroleum & Energy Tuesday concluded the validation of the draft Petroleum Products (Downstream) regulations act at the Kairaba Beach Hotel.According to officials of the ministry, the regulations act which is the first since pre-independence will provide guidelines on how the sector should operate and as well regulate its importation requirements, transportation and downstream marketing. …

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OJ vows to transform, modernise agriculture

By Maimuna Sey-Jawo The Minister of Agriculture has vowed that the new government under the leadership of President Adama Barrow has put a plan to transform and modernise agriculture.Honourable Omar Jallow was speaking on Monday during the celebration of World Food Day which coincided with International Day for Rural Women held in Farafenni Senior Secondary School in North Bank Region.The …

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Nema ends training of trainers on entrepreneurship

The National Agricultural Land and Water Management Development Project, Nema an IFAD funded project recently ended two days training of trainers, ToT, on entrepreneurship and business development for 60 participants at the Jenoi Agricultural Training Centre in LRR. The participants were drawn from multi-disciplinary facilitation teams, MDFT’s, from the department of Agriculture, Nema’s Conservation Field Assistants, CFA’s, Nema’s Songhai Graduates, …

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Minister Bah checks hotels as tourist season begins

By Tabora Bojang The Minister of Tourism and Culture Hamat NK Bah has embarked on a conducted tour of hotels within the Greater Banjul Area mostly under renovation to assess the progress of work and other logistical challenges they are facing as the new tourist season 2017-18 gets underway. The minister was accompanied by a high-powered delegation including the director …

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Darboe speaks on importance of diaspora in economic growth

By Omar Bah The Minister of Foreign Affairs has said that The Gambia Government must ensure that migration continues to contribute positively to the country’s development outcomes.He said migration, if treated wisely, could ultimately play a vital role in helping Gambia to realize the 2030 development agenda. “To do this, we need to understand the impact of migration on the …

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New police training school in offing

The Minister of the Interior Mai Ahmad Fatty has said that a new police training academy is being planned to replace the now-decrepit Gambia police training school to raise the standard of policing in the country.Minister Fatty spoke while paying a scheduled visit to the Gambia Police Force Training School in Banjullinding on Tuesday. Minister Fatty said the new academy …

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