Category: Environment

It is disheartening to see multitudes of beggars in our streets. One wonders where these people are coming from. Aren’t they coming from homes that have structures, food and water? Don’t they have relatives who can take care of them? Yesterday, while returning from Pipeline I passed hordes of beggars near the Pipeline Mosque begging.…

Reasons high blood pressure (hypertension)  is on the rise in The Gambia

‘Diseases of affluence’ that is what we call non communicable (non-infectious) diseases and other physical conditions for which personal lifestyles and societal conditions associated with economic development are believed to be an important risk factor. They include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and obesity.  Back in the 1980s, studies showed that these diseases were…

Our environment is anything and everything that surrounds and influences us as living beings. Some of these things are biological (plants/animals) and some are social. I will want us to look into the biological and physical influences of our environment, observing how it affects us, just as we influence it as well. The physical environment…

Bakoteh dumpsite project soon – KMC PRO

Fatoumata Sillah, the public relations officer of the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC), has said that the long-awaited rehabilitation of the Bakoteh dumpsite will commence anytime from now. In July last year, the KMC officially entered into a contract agreement with a company called JMP Company Limited based in Italy to rehabilitate the long-standing environmental concerns…