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  • Africa: Experts Explore Infrastructure and Cooperation to Improve Lives

    BOTSWANA, 2017/11/01 Addis Ababa — African economies require structural transformation to attain sustained increase that trickles down to all its peoples, an official from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) told experts gathered at the organization’s Ethiopian headquarters. Soteri Gatera, who heads the ECA’s Industrialization and Infrastructure Section, says only such “inclusive” economic increase will help resolve the “persistent social economic problems” Africa faces.
  • Brikama Misira Residents Unhappy With Poor Road Conditions

    GAMBIA, 2015/08/19 Residents from the six major streets of Brikama Missira have expressed dissatisfaction over the current road conditions which is making the cost of transport fares increasingly difficult.This prompted the Village Development Committee, (VDC), to appeal for the digging of a drainage system. Chairperson of the committee, Jim Danjo, speaking to this reporter at his residence on Friday, 14th August, 2015, said the conditions of the streets are very appalling. He said the present national of streets is a cause for concern for the VDC and the people, since it is giving them a lot of problems in terms of accessibility to the major mosque, transportation of goods from other places to the area, and even carrying corpse to the cemetery at present, since all the major entrance points are in very bad situations. "The VDC has embarked on several road rehabilitation activities since 2008, but could not still find a lasting solution to the inaccessibility due to the construction of the major highway which is preventing water from flowing away," he said.
  • Gov't Provides D30 Million for Access Roads Construction in Gambia

    GAMBIA, 2014/05/04 The government of The Gambia has signed a arrangement agreement with Gambian-based Green Impact Company at a tune of D30M to start the construction work of access roads and bridges to some of the identified agricultural fields in the context of the implementation of the "Vision 2016 Rice Self-Sufficiency Schedule", the minister of Agriculture, Solomon Owens has disclosed. Briefing the accompanying press corps on tour with President Jammeh Wednesday in Kanilai, Minister Owens described this development as significant to the objectives of the Gambian leader.
  • Gambia: D13 Million Foundation Stone Laid in Bijilo

    GAMBIA, 2014/02/11 The board chairman of the Institute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia (ITTOG) last Friday afternoon laid the foundation stone of the institute's new site at Bijilo. The head of the institute, Camp Africa and their heads of delegate from Senegal, Nigeria among European delegates witnessed the laying of the D13 million foundation stone, preceded by a joint carnival procession of students of the institute and members of Camp Africa. The carnival procession commenced from the Westfield through the Kairaba Avenue traffic light down to the site with the main aim of promoting ITTOG.
  • Gambia improving Conditions of Banjul Drainage, Roads

    GAMBIA, 2013/09/01 The minister of Transport, Works, Infrastructure and National Assembly Matters has acknowledged that the roads and drainage in Banjul remain a \\"problem\\", but assured that the government is on high alert and that it is committed to tackling them. Balla Garba Jahumpa was speaking Tuesday while inspecting the drainage system and roads in Tobacco Road in Banjul. Part the roads he visited were London Corner, Tafsir Demba Mbye Street, Campama and Tesito. The Works minister indicated that measures have been by instantly put in place to address the situation of the roads and drainage system in the city. However, he pointed out that some of the blockages of the drainage system in the capital are man-made, thus urging the residents to always clean their environment and avoid dumping waste in the drains.