remains of the mother of former Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh will arrive on
Saturday, August 4, after her demise in Equatorial Guinea, according official
statement from The Gambia government.
However, a source has revealed to The Point that she would be laid to rest on Sunday.
“Following the death of Aja Fatou Asombi Bojang, the mother of former President Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia government hereby informs the general public that her remains will be flown home from Equatorial Guinea on Saturday 4th August, 2018,” Office of the Spokesperson of The Gambia Government announced on Tuesday.
The repatriation of Aja Fatou Bojang’s remains followed consultations and fraternal exchanges between the governments of Equatorial Guinea and that of the Republic of The Gambia, the statement added.
President Adama Barrow in a classic show of goodwill, magnanimity, and statesmanship immediately consented to the late Aja Fatou Bojang’s wish to be buried in her country of birth.
Accordingly, President Barrow, the first family and The Gambia government remain grateful to President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo for his demonstrated cooperation, generosity and statesmanship during this time of grief.
President Barrow and his government note with satisfaction, the openness of the bereaved family as well as the general camaraderie of members of the APRC Executive during this difficult period.
Meanwhile, members of the general public are urged to show respect, civility, orderliness and understanding as the late Aja Fatou Asombi Bojang’s remains are moved to her native village for a solemn and peaceful burial.