Foroyaa said ten agricultural officers who served as project coordinators and regional directors under the Ministry of Agriculture are still being held in detention at the police headquarters in Banjul.
The ten detainees have been held since7th July 2014.
The paper also reported that workers in the timber business who have been on a sit down strike unless their wages are increased, now have their demand met.
Bakary Barrow, one of the striking workers, said their demands for the cost of loading a container to be increased from D7, 000 to D10, 000 (US$175 to 250) has been accepted by the Chinese timber dealers.
He said they have now commenced work at the various timber selling places in the Western Region.
However, another timber worker, Alagi Njie, who claims to have lost a finger at the workplace, said his injury compensation is yet to be settled by the Chinese owner.
Comments by observers that The Gambia government’s statement on the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas was premature, the detention of project coordinators and regional directors under the Ministry of Agriculture, and meeting of the demands of workers in the timber business dominated Gambian newspapers on Thursday.The Point newspaper reported that local observers said The Gambia government’s statement on the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas though welcomed, was premature.
The statement is said to be premature because there was no truce or cease-fire, and no peace process to speak of at the time the government issued it.
The government on Tuesday announced that it is ready to mediate in consolidating the terms of the ceasefire or in any future negotiation between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas.
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