The daily newspapers in The Gambia on Tuesday reported on the Turkish Ambassador’s promise to begin investments in The Gambia soon. Also featured were articles about a swarm of wild bees attacked a congregational prayers in a village leaving a woman death.
Daily Observer newspaper reported that the Turkish ambassador to The Gambia has hinted at the possibility of more Turkish investment in the country.
Ambassador Ergin Soner said already there are some Turkish investors who planned to build a standard sea food cold storage facility in Tanji, a coastal fishing town, as well as mango and cashew processing facilities in the country.
The Point reported that an increasing number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa have registered strong economic performance, reflecting skillful macroeconomic policymaking, stronger institutions, increased aid, and higher investment in both human and physical capital.
It said but in many countries, the benefits of this growth are not well-shared, there remain wide infrastructure gaps, and job creation falls short of expectations.
This was stated in the Maputo Joint Declaration Africa Rising’ issued at the end of the two-day regional meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors from sub-Saharan Africa and the IMF held in Maputo, Mozambique, on May 29 and 30, 2014.
The meeting was to take stock of sub-Saharan Africa’s impressive achievements over the past two decades, its increased resilience to shocks and economic policy challenges for sustaining growth and development.
Meanwhile, The Standard newspaper reported that a 70-year old woman died following a bee attack during Friday prayers at their village.
A swarm of wild bees attacked the congregation disrupting the prayers in the village in Kombo Central.
The newspaper report said the septuagenarian couldn’t ward off the bees like the other more nimble worshippers who fled to the safety of their houses and the bushes.
The grandmother was later taken to Brikama Health Centre and passed away early Saturday.
Several other people were also taken to the Brikama Health Centre and the Brikama fire and rescue service personnel were called to the scene.
The Standard also reported that Jaliba Kuyateh, Gambian kora maestro, on Saturday was crowned ‘King of Kora’ in a well-attended ceremony in the British city of Bristol.
The crowning was undertaken on behalf of Kombo Sillah Association (KSA) by the founder of the Gunjur-Marlborough link, Dr Nick Maurice who said the crowning ceremony will go far way in contributing to the global recognition of a truly great man, the King of Kora, Jaliba Kuyateh.”
( Courtesy APA & Gambian Press …….. Source ……… NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS)