Gambian authorities have approved granting television licence to Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat.

In a press statement, the government of the Gambia said a Cabinet meeting “approved and supported unanimously a recommendation by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority for the Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure to issue a content service provider (TV) licence for Muslim Television Ahmadiyya.”

The  Cabinet meeting, chaired by the Vice President Fatoumata Tambajang Jallow, “approved the ratification of the 1994 Agreement for the Implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. By becoming a party, The Gambia would join 150 countries that would have a say in the authorization of seabed exploration and mining.

A tax exemption was also approved for the construction and installation of 25 solar powered water supply systems in the five administrative regions of The Gambia. The US$3.4 million project is part of an MOU signed between the Government of The Gambia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in April 2017 as part of the Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources drive to providing potable water.

In a bid to curb inappropriate management of fishing practices which continue to endanger ecosystems, fish habitats and further diminish economic returns, cabinet endorsed the decision of the Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources to acquire two fisheries inspection vessels.

Cabinet also discussed and approved for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs to consider an offer of a price of 240,000 Euros by the West Africa Aero Services Sarl for two small airplanes belonging to the government of The Gambia.”

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