Agric Minister Briefs Ifad On The Status Of Agriculture Within The Gambia

The Minister accompanied by her Permanent Secretary Momodou Mbye Jabang briefed the organisation in regards to the status of agriculture in the nation.

These areas according to the Minister are inhabited by food insecure communities, malnourished youngsters, women and younger folks which are principally weak to climate change. She noted that these challenges are amplified by weak public institutions and private service operators, high inhabitants development, low agricultural productiveness, and limited access to sources.

Matarr Touray, a Senior Economist on the agency says that worth discount within the space of web tariff has been realized, though affordability remains a problem which makes it past the attain of common Gambian. Sulayman Gaye, the Customer Care Supervisor of telecoms service provider, Comium admits that contemplating the incomes of an strange Gambian, the value of internet continues to be a bit costly. However, he stated the worth of the internet is going down drastically compared to a decade ago.

In March 2013, FIFA named Gassama as one of many fifty potential referees for the 2014 World Cup. On 15 January 2014, FIFA announced that he could be one of the 25 referees for the event. The ultimate tournament of the sixth version of the CHAN competitors designed solely for players that includes in their home leagues shall be held from April 2020 in the cities of Yaounde, Garoua, Douala and Limbe. Gambia’s highest standing performer and Africa’s best Referee Bakary Papa Gassama will be part of the panel on Video Assistant Refereeing whereas Abdul Aziz Bolel Jawo joins his colleagues as assistant referee. Minister for Agriculture Amie Fabureh was lately in Rome, Italy to attend the forty third session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Develop .

Minister Fabureh pointed out that poverty within the Gambia is generally concentrated in rural areas largely characterized by fragile ecosystems. She said areas along the Gambia River are endowed with pure assets but continually degraded and lack appropriate infrastructure and public companies.

Momodou Bah, a freelance journalist working for worldwide media retailers, needs regular web access to get close to information and to disseminate news. But not even his status as a heavyweight journalist with good paycheck exempts him from feeling the heat of high internet cost. As a network, we do a lot of live streaming and that requires a lot of web.

Sometimes you surprise if it’s value paying a lot for web whenever you expect to pay salaries and make earnings,” says Fatou Touray, the CEO of Kerr Fatou, an internet media outlet which produces and disseminates different TV programmes on-line. IFAD invests in rural people by empowering them to scale back poverty and enhance food security. It is estimated that IFAD has provided over US$22.four billion in grants. IFAD is a world financial establishment and a UN specialised agency based mostly in Rome. He hails the creation of ACE submarine cable which was launched in 2012 in addition to the nationwide fiber backbone in course of relieving access cost and the price of the internet. Gassama prime the merit listing of video assistant referees for the sixth edition of the championships.

In a rustic where many individuals live on hand-to-mouth system, average monthly revenue spent to buy cell data or broadband packages value greater than the complete salaries of lots of full-time employees. Internet usage has grown tremendously in The Gambia over the past decade. Smartphone penetration has spiked, ensuing to the expansion of cell information. Most of the native web users today entry the internet via their cellphone data. Comium Building along Kairaba AvenueThe Public Utilities Regulatory Authority is remitted to regulate web service providers and their companies.

Despite complaints about the cost, Musa says the quality of the services is keeping and increasing Africell’s clients. Also in the listing of referees and assistant referees is Abdul Azziz Bolel Jawo who can also be on the CAF merit listing nominated as assistant referee for the Championship. Three occasions Gambia-born CAF referee of the 12 months, Bakary Papa Gassama is among the record of CAF preferred brief record of referees for 2020 CHAN event in Cameroon. Jeffang has a Diploma in Journalism from Media Academy for Journalism and Communication , where he’s presently pursuing his Advanced Diploma programme. Jeffang is a passionate advocate for the rights and welfare of media staff and currently serves because the president of Young Journalists’ Association of The Gambia . He however cautions that to take care of these low tariffs, PURA and the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology must lower the costs of licenses and tariffs to accommodate this growth and support the gamers available in the market. At continental entrance, he also officiated the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations ultimate between Ghana and Cote D Ivoire.