Author: Sam Phatey

China gives Gambia 2,500 tons of free rice
National

China gives Gambia 2,500 tons of free rice

Gambia’s government say it will be distributing 2,500 tons of rice to the less privileged around the impoverished nation donated to Banjul by Beijing. The West African nation also receives similar donations from Japan but was sold to the public by ex-President Yahya Jammeh and the money plowed into his […]

Gambia: Police arrest opposition MP for fraud
News

Gambia: Police arrest opposition MP for fraud

Gambia arrested an opposition Member of Parliament, Demba Sowe (GDC – Niamina West) amid allegations that he defrauded a local businessman and skipped bail. A Gambian court last week had issued an arrest warrant for Sowe after he failed to appear in court. Police arrested Sowe from his home in […]

Gambia gashes D1B from national budget
Economy

Gambia gashes D1B from national budget

Gambia’s Finance Minister, Amadou Sanneh has announced massive cuts to the West African nation’s budget to save the impoverished nation millions of dollars and help instill financial discipline. The budget has been reduced from D4.7 billion dalasis ($117.5 million dollars) to D3.75 billion dalasis ($93.6 million dollars), a budgetary saving […]

Seized APRC vehicles purchased with taxpayers’ money
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Seized APRC vehicles purchased with taxpayers’ money

Gambia’s government has clarified that vehicles grabbed from the ex-ruling party were purchased using taxpayers’ money by the ex-president, Yahya Jammeh. At least 44 vehicles, mostly pickup trucks that were given to the APRC during the 2011 presidential elections were seized by the new government following Jammeh’s ouster. Jammeh took […]

Gambia’s parliament to set up budget review committee
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Gambia’s parliament to set up budget review committee

Gambia’s National Assembly is establishing a parliamentary budget review team to examine the revised budget submitted by the Barrow administration. The parliamentary technical staff will make research and analysis on the budget presented to lawmakers last week by Finance Minister Amadou Sanneh. The budget review committee of the National Assembly […]