Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou Tuesday tabled a motion before the
legislators at the National Assembly in Banjul for the awarding of 150, 000
dalasis remuneration to each of the five members of the Faraba sand mine
Mr. Tambadou tabled the motion before the deputies during their second debate on President Adama Barrow’s State of the Nation address.
In June, the community of Faraba clashed with the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) in protest against the presence of a construction company in the village called Julakay, who claimed he was issued licence to mine sand at the village. Three people were reportedly killed in the incident and several others, including PIU officers sustained injuries in the mishap.
President Adama Barrow later visited the community and held a meeting there. He also visited the hospitalised victims at the country’s major teaching hospital in the capital, Banjul where he condemned the killings, saying it is against everything that “we” fought for, as a nation.