DAILY BRIEFING JUNE 20TH 2016

Hello and welcome to the Monday edition of Daily Briefing over the Gambia Inquirer with me Alhagie Fatty. The 20th of June 2016.

The First Lady   Madam Zineb Yahya Jammeh, has called for concerted efforts in ending early child marriage in the country

D16 Million a coast for Road Project in Brikama.

GTB Sponsored school sport with D2million for the upcoming tournament

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First Lady Zineb Yahya Jammeh on Thursday launched the African Union campaign called End Child Marriage, in The Gambia.

The launching ceremony, held at a hotel in Brufut, was attended by the vice president, paramount chief, speaker of the National Assembly, ministers, and other senior government officials, as well as school children and other stakeholders.

Speaking on the occasion, Mrs Jammeh who is also the chairperson of Operation Save the Children Foundation, said in The Gambia data related to child marriage indicates that 8.6 per cent of girls get married before 15 years old, 46.5 per cent before 18 years.

“This is a worrying data, as child marriage has several harmful effects on the overall well-being of young girls who are not psychologically, emotionally and physically ready to face the challenges of matrimonial life.”

The first lady emphasised that child marriage is a social problem, as well as a humanitarian one that affects both sexes, adding that girls are disproportionately affected as they are the majority of the victims.

Brikama Area council on Thursday handed over an 8.2 Kilometre road project constructed at D16million.

The project is jointly funded by the Government of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the Brikama Area Council under the Community-based Infrastructure and Livelihood Improvement Project.

Speaking at a handing over ceremony in Bullenghat village, the Chairman of the Brikama Area Council, Bakary Saibo Sanneh, expressed delight to be associated with what he described as an historic event.

He said the road project is part of The Gambia Government’s drive to ensure that all development facets are decentralised in the country.

He advised the communities to make sure the road is protected by reporting any damages to the relevant authorities and at the right time.

Speaking on behalf of The Gambia Agency for Management of Public Works, Furmos James Gomez of Gamworks said all the materials used on this feeder road were tested and are up to standard.

“Gamworks’ purpose is to work with the government to implement its development projects and this construction company Gai Construction [the contractor] is a reputable company that has been working with us on several projects and they are all successful,” he affirmed

Over the weekend GTB held presentation ceremony at its headquarters in Kairaba Avenue ahead of  upcoming senior secondary Sports tournament were all the participating teams received a set of Jersey, two footballs and   captain ban. A tournament which will stars from June 27th to July 4th   The winners will received D100.000 whilst Runners Up will pocket D50,000 and the over sponsored money is 2 Million Dalasi, all the teams will camp at the independent stadium friendship hotel for the period of the competiton.

That brings us to the end of this edition of Daily briefing over the Gambia inquirer I have been your host Alhagie Fatty.

 

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