management and staff of The Point Newspaper Monday morning paid tribute to
their fallen colleague and news editor of the paper, Modou Sanyang, at their
family compound in Dippa Kunda.
The late Sanyang, passed away on Friday 19th of January 2017, following a brief illness. He was laid to rest in the same day at Jiikess Bantou, his native village in Foni, West Coast Region (WCR).
Sanyang started working with The Point in 2001 as freelance journalist corresponding from the courts. In 2005, he became a news editor – a position he held until his demise on January 19, 2018.
The delegation was headed by Pap Saine, the co-publisher of The Point.
Staff who spoke at his family compound described the late Sanyang as committed staff who had been working tirelessly towards the success of the paper.
Pap Saine describe the late Modou Sanyang as a hardworking and a pious Muslim. “We have lost an asset. He has left a vacuum at The Point that will be difficult to fill. We will continue to remember him.”
Mr. Saine said there had never come a time where Sanyang fought or quarreled with any staff in the office. “He was among the longest serving staff in the office, thus it is a great lost to the office. We will never forget about him and his family and we will continue to pray for him,” he added.
For his part, Abdoulie Bojang, the elder brother to the late Sanyang, thanked the management of The Point for their visit. The visit, he went on, clearly manifests the relationship that exist between the late Sanyang and the management of the office.
“It’s the destiny of Almighty Allah. If your time comes, no one can do anything. Definitely it is difficult for us at the moment. However, we are also happy that you come and visit the family. This is hard to find in other department,” he stated.
Ansu Ndey Sanyang, also a brother to Modou Sanyang, in tears describes Sanyang’s death as a great lost to their family. “There had never come a time when he disturbed anyone within the family. We will continue to remember him,” he said.
The Point’s marketing manager, Sulayman Njie said Sanyang was a good and humble person above all he was very pious. “I had been working with him for the past years but there had never come a time when he quarreled or fought with anyone in the office. He was very punctual to work. In fact, I cannot recall a day when he was absent from work,” he said in emotion.
The Point’s accountant, Kumba Willan, said Sanyang was a man of few words and was very dedicated and committed to his work.
The marketing supervisor who is also the admin officer at The Point, Bintou Trawally-Jarjusey described the late Sanyang as a hardworking staff. “His death is so ‘unfortunate’ taken into account that we lost a colleague and a brother who was so humble. The only time you heard him talking was time for prayer,” Mrs. Trawally-Jarjusey added.