EU Gives Gambia 1.5 Billion Dalasis But Caveat Is For Nation To Get New Constitution
The European Union on Monday announced it has disbursed €25 million (approximately 1.5 billion dalasis) of budget support for the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“As part of the Team Europe global package, these funds contribute to the recovery from the pandemic and also support the transition towards democracy and medium-term development objectives,” the EU said in a statement on its website on Monday.
Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, said, according to the statement: “With this budget support, the EU is contributing to mitigate the most urgent budgetary needs of The Gambian Government in the context of the pandemic.
“As The Gambia’s key partner, the European Union encourages the Government to strengthen democracy, human rights and the rule of law, and to take the lead in building the necessary national consensus around the future direction of the democratic transition, with a new Constitution at its core.”