Gov’t to Focus on Communication, Energy, Infrastructure, and Education as Immediate Priorities

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At the third cabinet meeting held yesterday, the government of the Gambia has outlined four sectors as immediate areas of priority that it would focus on for the meantime.

Ares as communication, energy, infrastructure, and education were agreed as the four areas deserving government immediate intervention. 

According to a press release from the State House, the meeting has agreed on the need for putting in place a communications strategy that would ensure regular communication from government to the Gambian public and this would include regular press briefings and bi-annual news conferences by President Barrow himself.

On the area of energy, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is to ensure that the country’s appalling electricity situation is addressed with utmost urgency.

On infrastructure, the Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure would intensify work on the existing projects such as the Banjul Port Expansion project, construction of the Basse-Fatoto-Koina Road, the Basse and Fatoto bridges project, and improvements in ferry services. 

In the education sector, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education would support strategies to improve basic and secondary education in the country.

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