Agric Minister Briefs Ifad On The Standing Of Agriculture In The Gambia

Minister Fabureh pointed out that poverty within the Gambia is generally concentrated in rural areas largely characterized by fragile ecosystems. She mentioned areas along the Gambia River are endowed with natural sources however constantly degraded and lack appropriate infrastructure and public providers.

These areas in accordance with the Minister are inhabited by meals insecure communities, malnourished kids, ladies and younger people which might be principally susceptible to climate change. She famous that these challenges are amplified by weak public institutions and private service operators, high population growth, low agricultural productiveness, and limited entry to resources.

Momodou Bah, a contract journalist working for worldwide media outlets, wants common internet entry to get close to news and to disseminate information. But not even his standing as a heavyweight journalist with good paycheck exempts him from feeling the heat of excessive internet value. As a community, we do a lot of live streaming and that requires lots of internet.

Matarr Touray, a Senior Economist on the agency says that price reduction in the area of web tariff has been realized, although affordability remains a problem which makes it past the attain of average Gambian. Sulayman Gaye, the Customer Care Supervisor of telecoms service supplier, Comium admits that contemplating the earning of an odd Gambian, the price of web continues to be a bit costly. However, he mentioned the worth of the web is going down drastically in comparison with a decade ago.

Sometimes you marvel if it’s price paying a lot for internet when you expect to pay salaries and make earnings,” says Fatou Touray, the CEO of Kerr Fatou, a web-based media outlet which produces and disseminates totally different TV programmes online. IFAD invests in rural folks by empowering them to cut back poverty and improve food security. It is estimated that IFAD has supplied over US$22.four billion in grants. IFAD is a global financial institution and a UN specialised company based mostly in Rome. He hails the creation of ACE submarine cable which was launched in 2012 as well as the nationwide fiber spine in direction of relieving entry value and the value of the internet. Gassama high the advantage list of video assistant referees for the sixth edition of the championships.

In a rustic where many people live on hand-to-mouth system, average month-to-month earnings spent to buy mobile data or broadband packages cost more than the complete salaries of plenty of full-time employees. Internet utilization has grown tremendously in The Gambia over the previous decade. Smartphone penetration has spiked, ensuing to the growth of mobile information. Most of the native web customers right now entry the web through their telephone knowledge. Comium Building along Kairaba AvenueThe Public Utilities Regulatory Authority is mandated to manage web service suppliers and their services.

The Minister accompanied by her Permanent Secretary Momodou Mbye Jabang briefed the organisation concerning the status of agriculture within the nation.

Despite complaints about the cost, Musa says the standard of the services is keeping and growing Africell’s customers. Also within the list of referees and assistant referees is Abdul Azziz Bolel Jawo who can be on the CAF merit list nominated as assistant referee for the Championship. Three times Gambia-born CAF referee of the yr, Bakary Papa Gassama is among the many listing of CAF most popular short list of referees for 2020 CHAN tournament in Cameroon. Jeffang has a Diploma in Journalism from Media Academy for Journalism and Communication , where he’s currently pursuing his Advanced Diploma programme. Jeffang is a passionate advocate for the rights and welfare of media workers and currently serves as the president of Young Journalists’ Association of The Gambia . He however cautions that to maintain these low tariffs, PURA and the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology will have to lower the costs of licenses and tariffs to accommodate this progress and help the gamers in the market. At continental front, he also officiated the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final between Ghana and Cote D Ivoire.