The Gambia government has ordered a reduction in the official working hours for all the famale staff in the country’s civil service.
The announcement was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary General and Head of Civil Service, L. F Jawara, on Tuesday April 13, 2021.
“This is to authorize all female civil servants to close work at 1400 hours (2:00pm) from Monday to Thursday and adhere to the normal closing time for Friday (12:30pm) in honor of the holy month of Ramadan which officially,” the statement reads.
The document adds that the decision is to allow female staff to attend to their traditional evening “iftar” preparations ahead of the breaking of fast.
“All Permanent Secretaries are requested to transmit this circular memo to their respective line Departments and Agencies,” the document adds.
“On behalf the Hon. Secretary General and Head of Civil Service, we wish you all Ramadan Mubarak!” the statement concludes.