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2014-07-24 Babili Mansa - a Rare Breed Among African Leaders
[Daily Observer]Accept it or not, The Gambia's rapid transformation into an enviable nation within the sub-region is as a result of a visionary and dynamic leadership that tasked itself 20 years ago to bring development to the doorsteps of the taxpayers, premised on the fact that all should have an equal share of the national cake.The captain for this fast floating boat has been President Jammeh, who continues to sail it despite the rough waves.

2014-07-23 Still Moving On
[Daily Observer]Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the July 22 revolution; a revolution that laid the foundation for an ambitious vision which has continued to trail all sectors of national development. 20 years on, the revolution is still moving on. It all started on the morning of Friday, 22nd July, 1994, a group of patriotic soldiers of the then Gambia National Army, led by a young Lt Yahya AJJ Jammeh, staged a bloodless revolution that changed the misdirected course of history.

2014-07-24 How Agriculture Has Evolved From 1994 to Date
[Daily Observer]There can be no sustainable development without the attainment of food self-sufficiency, which undoubtedly makes agriculture a crucial component in the development endeavors of every nation. The recognition of this reality in combination with other factors explains President Yahya Jammeh's approach towards farming, putting agriculture as the basis of The Gambia's development.

2014-07-24 20 Years of Energy Sector Transformation
[Daily Observer]20 years on, the country's energy sector still remains a high priority in the development agenda of the AFPRC/APRC administration, cognizant of the fact that no meaningful development is possible in the absence of a vibrant energy sector. Since assuming the responsibility of leadership on 22nd July 1994, the government has and continues to invest massively in this critical sector over the past twenty years, with the acquisition of new generators and building of new power stations at Kotu, Brikama and other

2014-07-24 20 Years of Consistent Investment in Gambia's Education Sector
[Daily Observer]The Gambia's Education sector, like others, has for the past two decades witnessed massive transformation thanks to the numerous reforms embarked upon by the Jammeh Administration in the sector.

2014-07-23 Health and Social Welfare - a Key Priority of the Revolution
[Daily Observer]It is a common argument that health is everything and without it, no development can take place. It is also a common saying that the wealth of a nation highly depends on the health of its citizenry. Thus, it is fitting to state that health is one of those indispensable sectors that determine the progress of any nation. Cognizant of these realities, the Jammeh Administration has since its birth in 1994 been consistent in prioritising the sector and continues to invest colossal sums of money into it as a way

2014-07-23 Connecting the Gambia to the World of ICT
[Daily Observer]The Government of the Gambia under the leadership of His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Yahya AJJ Jammeh has connected the Gambia to the world of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This is in line with his vision to provide the requisite infrastructure and create the enabling environment to ensure that ICT services are within the reach of each and every Gambian at anytime, anywhere and at affordable prices.

2014-07-23 Anti-Corruption Commission Here 'Very Soon'
[The Point]Announcing the imminent creation of an anti-corruption commission, as well as unveiling a new Vision 2024 to attain economic superpower status, were the headline news items in President Yahya Jammeh's address to the nation, delivered to mark the 20th anniversary of the coup on 22nd July 1994 which first brought him to power.

2014-07-23 Officials in ECOWAS Member States Receive Training to Fight Trafficking in Persons
[The Point]The Annual Review Meeting of the ECOWAS member states' national focal points (NFPs) on trafficking in persons (TIP) is taking place at the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja, Nigeria, from 21 to 25 July 2014.

2014-07-24 Gains Made in the Area of Judiciary Since 1994
[Daily Observer]Judiciary as the third branch of government plays an essential role towards achieving sustainable human, political and socio-economic development of any given country. Its primary role is to dispense or adjudicate justice without fear, favour, affection or ill-will in accordance with the constitution and other laws of the land.

2014-07-23 Women Councilors Trained As Community Paralegals
[The Point]Female Lawyers Association of The Gambia (FLAG) with funding from the US Embassy recently organised a two-day training of female ward councilors as community paralegals, held at the governor's office in Brikama, West Coast Region.

2014-07-23 GCCI Reviews Business Awards Impact Report
[The Point]The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 17 July presented its draft report on the impact and competitiveness of its Business Awards for a critical review by stakeholders of the chamber and the general public.

2014-07-23 Action Aid Dragged to Court
[The Point]Lamin Nyangado, former environment and agro forestry officer, sued Actionaid at the Kanifing Industrial Tribunal.

2014-07-23 APC Presents Ramadan Foodstuff to Muslims
[The Point]The Gambia branch of the All People's Congress (APC), the ruling party in Sierra Leone, took its helping hand a notch higher on Friday 18 July when it gave out eight bags of rice and a bag of sugar to the Sierra Leone Muslim 'Jamat' of The Gambia at the Jamat's mosque in Churchill's Town.

2014-07-23 PAG Unveils Preparation On IYSS
[The Point]Peace Ambassador The Gambia (PAG) Friday unveiled preparations on its upcoming International Youth Summer School (IYSS), at a press briefing held at its office on Jimpex Road.

2014-07-23 Former GPA MD Tambedou Acquitted
[The Point]The Banjul magistrates' court presided over by principal magistrate Hilary Abeke Monday acquitted and discharged Abdoulie Tambedou, a former managing director of the Gambia Ports Authority, who was charged with the offence of giving false information to a public officer.

2014-07-24 Two Decades of Unassailable Infrastructural Development
[Daily Observer]It has always been accepted and acknowledged that one of the most important steps to advance any society or community is to first put in place requisite basic infrastructures upon which any development can take place. Even smaller communities to the level of hamlets at the time of their establishment would first identify stretches within the community to enhance the movement of the people. That is done because it is a key necessity if communications among people are anything to go by.

2014-07-23 Assault Case of Bodily Harm Continues
[The Point]One Lamin Badjie recently testified in the trial involving one Adama Bojang, who was accused of assault case causing actual bodily harm, at the Brikama Magistrates' Court presided over by Magistrate Dayoh M. Small Dago

2014-07-23 Defence Opens in Wilful Damage to Property Case
[The Point]One Momodou Touray of Gunjur village recently opened his defence at the Brikama Magistrates' Court, presided over by Magistrate Jorbarteh.

2014-07-23 Who Will Help Lamin Jatta?
[The Point]Lamin Jatta, a resident of Bundung, is seeking financial support from the government, philanthropists, donors, and individuals, to enable him continue his university education programme.

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