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Former CRR governor passes away

Dec 10, 2009, 12:15 PM | Article By: Alieu Jabang

Honourable Alhagie Amulie Janneh, a former Parliamentarian and CRR Governor, has passed away last Tuesday, at the West Field Clinic after a brief illness.

According to Dr. Syrfo Conteh, a close relative of the late Amulie Janneh, the deceased was born in 1935 in the village of Kaur Janneh Kunda. He started his schooling in Kaur Primary School in the early 1950's and proceeded to Armitage High School where he completed his General Certificate of Education. He works as a well trained nurse at the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVHT) for sometime and other places, including Bansang for many years and later resigned to do a private practice at Panchang in the Upper Saloum, serving the community and its satellite villages, including the border villages in Senegal.

Dr. Conteh further revealed that the late Janneh decided to enter into politics and became a parliamentarian under the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) on many occasions. He was later appointed as Minister of Local Government and Lands, where he served for a few years and remained a parliamentarian till 1994.

He was later invited in Touba Senegal by the Halifa-General where he served for many years and later returned back to The Gambia to give back the health care services to the people of Panchang. He said the late Honourable Janneh later returned into politics actively participating for the ruling APRC and was later appointed as Governor of the Central River Region where he served for several years and resigned due to ill-health.

According to him, Janneh died on Tuesday at the West Field Clinic while waiting for his x-ray result between the hours 3-5 pm.

There were so many dignitaries at his residence in New Jeshwang, including the Governor of the Central River Region, Mr. Nganyi Touray, Mr. Alpha A Khan, Principal of Charles Jaw Memorial School, National Assembly Members and a cross section of people, all of whom expressed heartfelt condolences, describing the late Honourable Amulie Janneh as a philanthropist, and a devoted Muslim.

The late Alhagie Amulie Janneh was yesterday laid to rest at his birthplace in Kaur Janneh Kunda at 2pm. He was survived by a wife and several children. May his soul rest in perfect peace, Amen