TABOKOTO MARKET DEMOLISHED, AS VENDORS ARE ORDERED TO RELOCATE TO ABUKO

By Mustapha Jallow

Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) has on Wednesday, 27 August, finally demolished the stalls at the Taboboto market along the Tabokoto MarketSerekunda-Brikama Highway and ordered the vendors, who are mostly women, to relocate to Abuko market.

In the ensuing demolition of the structures in the presence of the municipal police, there was tension between the affected vendors and officials and which resulted in the arrest of one of the women vendors who was later released, according to sources. Continue reading

WULI EAST FARMERS WORRY ABOUT POOR GROUNDNUT HARVEST

Abdoulie G. Dibba

As the rainy season is at its peak and rainfall considered as normal so far, farmers in Wuli East District of the Upper River Region A groundnut farm with poorly germinating plants(URR) are worried over the poor germination of nuts in their groundnuts farms which may lead to poor harvest.

This complaint of poor germination of groundnut plants by farmers is not the first time as those in Niani have reported a similar experience in their farms early this week. Continue reading

Inferno leaves six families homeless in Banjul Victims Appeal for Assistance

By MUHAMMED SAILU BAH

Six households with more than 15 occupants in the capital city of Banjul were left homeless after a ravaging fire consumed their Women victims of fire incidententire houses and belongings.

The outbreak, which occurred in April 2015 at 12 Louvel Square, affected a building which has six different rooms.

The victims, who are mainly women head of households, told this reporter that they are laundresses who depend on washing and ironing clothes to make ends meet. Continue reading