Feb 29, 2012, 1:37 PM
The president of The Gambia National Transport Union, Alhagie Daddy Sowe, passed away last Tuesday and was laid to rest the following day at his hometown in Bakau.
Speaking to The Point, the secretary general of The Gambia
Workers Union, Mr Ebrima Garba Cham, said the late Daddy Sowe founded the
National Transport Union in 1963 which affiliated to Workers Union under the
leadership of Jallow-Jallow. He further disclosed that Mr Sowe was also a
founding member of the Workers Confederation in 1985, of which he was also the
president. Mr Cham added that Mr Sowe also founded The Gambia Transport, Food
and Agriculture Union in 1995, the Bakau Women's garden and the Women's
Mr Cham revealed that the late Daddy Sowe was also a founding member of The Gambia National Trade Union Congress in 1996 of which he was the president and also helped start the formation of car parks and establishment of tariffs across the country, and was among the first taxi drivers in the country, initiated by Mam Mbye Jagne in the days of (Tanka-Tanka) in Banjul.Mr Cham further stated that the late Daddy Sowe was also a founding member of the National Transport Control Association in 1993 of which he [Sowe] was the president and also a member of the Port Labour Board.
Mr Sowe, according to his cousin Alhagie Badou Sowe, was the
son of Dawda Sowe and was born at