Gambia: President Adama Barrow chairs 12th cabinet session, deliberates on digital infrastructure, maritime safety

H.E. President Adama Barrow took the helm of the twelfth Cabinet Session at the Presidency in Banjul, overseeing pivotal discussions on crucial national matters.

The session, convened at the heart of the nation’s administrative hub, signifies a concerted effort by the Gambian leadership to address pressing issues facing the country.

The cabinet convened to deliberate on a range of agenda items, with a spotlight on advancing digital infrastructure and bolstering maritime safety. Among the key topics under consideration were two significant papers slated for presentation.

The first paper, to be introduced by the Minister for Communication and Digital Economy, Honourable Ousman Bah, centers on the funding and implementation of Digital Terrestrial Transmission (DTT) Infrastructure for The Gambia.

This strategic initiative underscores the government’s commitment to modernize communication networks, fostering connectivity and technological advancement across the nation.

In a bid to fortify maritime security and enhance navigational safety, the second Cabinet Paper, to be presented by the Honourable Minister for Transport Works and Infrastructure, Honourable Ebrima Sillah, highlights The Gambia’s prospective membership in the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO).

The membership holds the promise of invaluable support in ensuring the safety of navigation and safeguarding the maritime environment of The Gambia.

Established in 1921, the IHO boasts a robust membership of 99 nations, underscoring its global significance in promoting maritime safety and cooperation.

The deliberations during the twelfth Cabinet Session underscore the government’s proactive stance in addressing multifaceted challenges while laying the groundwork for sustainable development and prosperity in The Gambia.

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