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GRA boss says new 5-year plan imperative

The acting commissioner general of the Gambia Revenue Authority has said the new five-year strategic plan of the authority was necessary to strengthen revenue administration in the country.

Njogu Bah says his office abused him, not the other way round

The erstwhile secretary general and head of civil service, Dr Njogu Bah has told the magistrates court in Banjul yesterday that he has not abused his office, rather, his office abused him.

Cattle dealer denies murdering vehicle ‘apprentice’

Cattle dealer Basiru Bah from Nawdeh, Sandu, yesterday denied murdering one Galleh Njie two years ago, saying Njie was killed by the iron rod which he [Njie] used to assault him following an altercation with him. He was testifying before Justice Amadi at the high court in Banjul.

Will former minister Ousman Badjie be granted bail today?

A judge is expected to rule on the request for bail for detained former minister of Transport, Works and Infrastructure, Ousman Badjie, ahead of his trial for intentionally failing to pursue D1,134,000 stolen by Faisal Bojang.

Youth and Sports Ministry, others support Vision 2016

The Ministry of Youth and Sports, and other satellite institutions under the ministry have restated their commitment to the fight against food insecurity while pledging support to President Jammeh Vision 2016 initiative for rice self-sufficiency.

‘FGM highest in URR’

The gender focal person for the UN agency for population affairs, UNFPA, has disclosed that Upper River Region records the highest percentage of female genital mutilation, FGM.

Minister Faye: July 22 pageant empowers women

The Minister of Basic and Secondary Education, Fatou Lamin Faye, on Sunday said the President Jammeh-sponsored July 22 pageant seeks to empower women and girls.

PROGEBE validation begins today

The Regional Project on Sustainable Management of Endemic Ruminant Livestock in West Africa- PROGEBE - Gambia, is organising a two-day national validation workshop on a consultancy study on livestock transhumance in The Gambia.

Nusrat high school goes online

Nusrat Senior Secondary School has launched its website in a bid to offer online registration to students, teachers and parents.

Beakanyang to reach out to over 200 students on UDHR

The programme officer of Beakanyang Kafo has said that his organisation is set to reach out to over 200 students, parents and policymakers in observance of International Human Rights Day.

Ifad President wants more support for smallholder farmers

The International Fund for Agricultural Development has declared that smallholder farmers in The Gambia and other developing countries are more than victims of climate change but warned they are a vital part of the solution to global warming.

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