Jul 20, 2011, 6:49 PM
Hundreds of mourners led by the Vice-President, Isatou Njie-Saidy, and the Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Abdoulie Bojang, yesterday gathered at the National Assembly Chambers in Banjul to pay their last respects to Hon. Lamin Bojang, National Assembly member for Kombo East constituency.
Described as an illustrious son of The Gambia, the late Hon. Bojang passed away Saturday afternoon, and was laid in state for cabinet members, National Assembly members, members of the legal fraternity, diplomatic and consular corps, APRC party bigwigs as well as family members and religious leaders to pay their last respects to the departed soul.
Prior to his election to parliament as National Assembly member for Kombo East, in 2007, the late Hon. Lamin Bojang worked with the Medical Research Council for 10 years.
Bojang also worked with the Gambia Public Transport Corporation, worked in the fishing industry from 1978 to the 1993, and at the National Partnerships Enterprise from 1981 to 1983.
Speaking at the somber ceremony, Hon. Abdoulie Bojang, Speaker of the National Assembly, described the late Hon. Lamin Bojang as hardworking, truthful, honest and, above all, a true Muslim who had love for all. He noted that the demise of the late Hon. Bojang is a great loss not only to his family and people, but to the nation as a whole.
The Majority Leader and member for Serrekunda East, Fabakary Tombong Jatta, described the late Hon. Bojang as a pacesetter among his colleagues, noting that the nation has lost a great asset and that he will be missed by all and sundry.
He highlighted the numerous contributions of the late Hon. Bojang in various committees of the National Assembly.
The Minority Leader Hon. Momodou LK described the demise of the late Hon. Bojang as the will of God, describing him as honest and a man of peace.
Other speakers included Hon. Borry Colley, member for Foni Jarrol, Governor Lamin Sanneh of West Coast Region, Fansu Bojang and Baba Bojang of the family of the deceased.