In March 2013, FIFA named Gassama as one of many fifty potential referees for the 2014 World Cup. On 15 January 2014, FIFA announced that he could be one of many 25 referees for the event. The ultimate event of the sixth version of the CHAN competition designed exclusively for players that includes of their domestic leagues will be held from April 2020 within the cities of Yaounde, Garoua, Douala and Limbe. Gambia’s highest standing performer and Africa’s best Referee Bakary Papa Gassama will be a part 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 the place many individuals stay on hand-to-mouth system, common month-to-month income spent to buy cell knowledge or broadband packages value greater than the complete salaries of a lot of full-time workers. Internet utilization has grown tremendously in The Gambia over the previous decade. Smartphone penetration has spiked, ensuing to the expansion of cellular data. Most of the native web users at present entry the web via their cellphone knowledge. Comium Building along Kairaba AvenueThe Public Utilities Regulatory Authority is remitted to control internet service providers and their services.

Matarr Touray, a Senior Economist on the company says that value reduction within the space of internet tariff has been realized, although 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 ordinary Gambian, the price of web continues to be a bit costly. However, he stated the worth of the internet is going down drastically compared to a decade ago.

The Minister accompanied by her Permanent Secretary Momodou Mbye Jabang briefed the organisation concerning the status of agriculture within the country.

Sometimes you surprise if it’s value paying a lot for internet if you count on to pay salaries and make earnings,” says Fatou Touray, the CEO of Kerr Fatou, a web-based media outlet which produces and disseminates different TV programmes on-line. IFAD invests in rural people by empowering them to reduce back poverty and increase meals security. It is estimated that IFAD has provided over US$22.four billion in grants. IFAD is a global monetary establishment and a UN specialised agency primarily based in Rome. He hails the creation of ACE submarine cable which was launched in 2012 as nicely as the nationwide fiber spine towards relieving entry cost and the cost of the internet. Gassama top the merit list of video assistant referees for the sixth version of the championships.

These areas according to the Minister are inhabited by meals insecure communities, malnourished youngsters, ladies and young individuals that are largely weak to climate change. She famous that these challenges are amplified by weak public institutions and private service operators, high population growth, low agricultural productivity, and limited access to resources.

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