Echoes from the Commission

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The Commission of Inquiry set up to look into the financial dealings of former President Yahya Jammeh has revealed a lot that is essential to write home about.

While there are opposing views about even the setting up of the commission and its intents, it is clear that all have learned a lot from what is coming from the commission about the administration and management or mismanagement of Jammeh in his 22-year rule of our nation.

It is now no hidden secret that funds meant for the Gambian nation and people were personalised and used by Jammeh as and when he liked.

All the witnesses, ranging from his personal secretaries to his presidential affairs ministers and executive directors, have revealed how they acted under the authority, direction and command of former President Jammeh to deposit and withdraw huge amounts of national resources and handed out those funds to Jammeh or dispense them as he directed.

Thanks to the commission we are today in a position to know some of these things, as we follow keenly developments from the commission and the likely result of all the revelations coming out from it.

While many are of the view that the intent is to witch-hunt the former president and therefore find the exercise unnecessary, it is clear that its revelations are clearing the air and the misgivings that might have been there in the hearts and minds of the people about what Jammeh did or did not do.

It is believed at the end of the day all shall be in a position to know the truth and nothing but the truth about how Jammeh managed or mismanaged our resources, as well as where some of those resources can be traced and retrieved to be utilised for our socio-economic development. 

A lot more is coming as people are beginning to find the commission necessary as it continues to expose the unbelievable.

“Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way”

Hosea Ballou