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23 Receive National Honours

Apr 28, 2008, 6:37 AM

Twenty-five people from all walks of life were last Thursday April 24th decorated with national honours.

The recipients, who included both Gambians and non-Gambians were honoured in recognition of their contribution to the socio-economic development of The Gambia.
The event, which now has become a historic event, is convened annually to recognise the contribution and efforts of deserving personalities. It is customarily conducted on the 24th of April which is Gambia's Republic day. They were decorated by the President, Alhaji Dr. Yahya Jammeh, at the State House in Banjul.

Those awarded are: Sedi Muhammed Ould Sidati, former Mauritian Ambassador to The Gambia, Justice Emmanuel Agim, the President, Gambia Court of Appeal, Hussien Tazaddin, a business man, Hassan Akar, also a business man, Mr. Roger Bakurin, Chief Fire Officer, Ms Fatoumata Waggeh, an activist, Aji Fatou Badjan an APRC yai compin in KMC, Tarik Bensuda, proprietor of Coconut Residence, Rev Francis Forbes, Yusupha Dibba, Bolong Sonko, Alhaji Ousman Ceesay, Chief Protocol to the president, The Late Omar Bun Jeng, Sheriff Sawaneh, Balla Musa Sanyang , Chief of Foni Berefet, Ebou Jobe, a messenger at the National Assembly, Alhaji Kitim Gibba, Malick Mbye, Chief of Upper Saloum, The Late Alhaji Musa Camara of GRTS Basiru Gassama, DJ Lamin Cham, Baboucarr Bouy, Permanent Secretary, Department of State for Basic and Secondary Education and Dr. Njogu Bah, Permanent Secretary (number one) Office of the President.