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Former SSHFC MD Graham cross-examined

Feb 3, 2012, 2:47 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The former managing director of the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation, SSHFC, Edward Graham, was Wednesday cross-examined at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul.

Graham under cross-examination told the court that he was a board member of the Home Finance Company by virtue of his office.

He added that he did not have any say as to who is to be appointed at the company.

When it was put to him that he convinced the MD of Home Finance Company, Omar Sarr, to appoint Ancha Jammeh, he denied.

Graham told the court that he never introduced Ancha Jammeh to the MD of Home Finance, but instead it was Omar Sarr who introduced Ancha Jammeh to him.

“I did not have any personal interest to get Ancha Jammeh appointed at Home Finance Company,” he stated.

He further told the court that the interview of Ancha Jammeh took place in his office, and in the presence of Omar Sarr, Managing Director of Home Finance Company.

Graham also said Omar Sarr did not tell him that Ancha Jammeh was not competent to handle the position.

“I did not tell Omar Sarr to go ahead with the appointment of Ancha Jammeh, and I did not instruct the panel to use the D73, 000 to train Ancha Jammeh. I did not cause any loss to Home Finance Company,” he concluded.

The case continues on 3rd February 2012.