ActionAid case continues

Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Lamin Nyangado, who sued ActionAid for wrongful termination of his service, yesterday continued his evidence-in-chief before Magistrate Colley of the Kanifing Industrial Tribunal, who was flanked by panelists Davies and Cole.

Mr Nyangado told the tribunal that his medical treatment was not completed, adding that the last time he met with the doctor, one Professor Mbye, he told him that he would not prescribe for him until he did certain tests, and asked him to go back for those tests.

He said after meeting the doctor, he returned to The Gambia on a Sunday 8 December 2013, went to ActionAid on Monday and on Tuesday, 10 December 2013, he went to the then acting executive director, who is the current executive director; who called him into the Human Resources and OrganisationalDevelopment manager’s office and broke the news to him that by the 31 December 2013 his services were to end, because his position was not provided for in the organogram.

Nyangado added that he told the executive director that it was OK, because he could not have an appropriate response, because it came as a surprise.

He further stated that ActionAid gave him authorization to travel for his treatment, adding that his treatment in Dakar was a referral by one Dr Seck who is practicing at Kanifing, but he could not remember the name of the establishment.

At this juncture, he was given four documents and asked by his counsel, Kebba Sanyang, whether they were related to his travel to Senegal for medical treatment. He identified them.

Kebba Sanyang applied to tender the said documents.

Hawa Sisay-Sabally, who was representing the defendant, did not object to the tendering of the documents.

The tribunal admitted the said documents.

Mr Nyangado told the tribunal that the documents were not the only documents for his medical treatment.

At this juncture, Kebba Sanyang applied for an adjournment.

His application was granted and the case was adjourned to 25 March 2015.

Author: Dawda Faye