In March 2013, FIFA named Gassama as one of many fifty potential referees for the 2014 World Cup. On 15 January 2014, FIFA introduced that he can be one of many 25 referees for the event. The last tournament of the sixth edition of the CHAN competitors designed exclusively for players that includes of their home leagues might be held from April 2020 within the cities of Yaounde, Garoua, Douala and Limbe. Gambia’s highest standing performer and Africa’s finest Referee Bakary Papa Gassama might be a half of the panel on Video Assistant Refereeing whereas Abdul Aziz Bolel Jawo joins his colleagues as assistant referee. Minister for Agriculture Amie Fabureh was just lately in Rome, Italy to attend the 43rd session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Develop .

In a country where many people live on hand-to-mouth system, average monthly revenue spent to buy mobile knowledge or broadband packages value greater than the entire salaries of plenty of full-time staff. Internet usage has grown tremendously in The Gambia over the previous decade. Smartphone penetration has spiked, ensuing to the expansion of mobile information. Most of the native web customers at present access the internet via their telephone data. Comium Building alongside Kairaba AvenueThe Public Utilities Regulatory Authority is remitted to manage web service suppliers and their companies.

Despite complaints about the cost, Musa says the quality of the companies is keeping and increasing Africell’s prospects. Also in the listing of referees and assistant referees is Abdul Azziz Bolel Jawo who can be on the CAF benefit listing nominated as assistant referee for the Championship. Three times Gambia-born CAF referee of the year, Bakary Papa Gassama is among the listing of CAF most popular brief list of referees for 2020 CHAN match 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 workers and at present serves as the president of Young Journalists’ Association of The Gambia . He however cautions that to maintain up these low tariffs, PURA and the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology should decrease the costs of licenses and tariffs to accommodate this growth and assist the players available in the market. At continental front, he also officiated the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations last between Ghana and Cote D Ivoire.

Minister Fabureh identified that poverty within the Gambia is mostly concentrated in rural areas largely characterised by fragile ecosystems. She stated areas alongside the Gambia River are endowed with natural assets but continuously degraded and lack acceptable infrastructure and public services.

These areas in accordance with the Minister are inhabited by food insecure communities, malnourished youngsters, ladies and younger folks which might be principally susceptible to local weather change. She famous that these challenges are amplified by weak public establishments and private service operators, high inhabitants development, low agricultural productivity, and limited access to resources.

Sometimes you wonder if it’s price paying so much for internet when you count on to pay salaries and make income,” says Fatou Touray, the CEO of Kerr Fatou, an online media outlet which produces and disseminates totally different TV programmes online. IFAD invests in rural individuals by empowering them to scale 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 establishment and a UN specialised company based mostly in Rome. He hails the creation of ACE submarine cable which was launched in 2012 as nicely as the nationwide fiber backbone towards relieving entry cost and the price of the web. Gassama top the benefit record of video assistant referees for the 6th edition of the championships.

Momodou Bah, a contract journalist working for worldwide media outlets, needs common internet entry to get near news and to disseminate news. But not even his standing as a heavyweight journalist with good paycheck exempts him from feeling the heat of excessive internet price. As a network, we do lots of reside streaming and that requires a lot of web.

Matarr Touray, a Senior Economist at the company says that value reduction within the space of web tariff has been realized, though affordability remains a problem which makes it beyond the reach of average Gambian. Sulayman Gaye, the Customer Care Supervisor of telecoms service provider, Comium admits that considering the incomes of an odd Gambian, the worth of web remains to be a bit expensive. However, he said the value of the web is going down drastically in comparability with a decade ago.

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