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Media Fraternity Mourns Fatou Mbye

Nov 2, 2009, 1:09 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Thousands of sympathisers including colleagues in the media fraternity yesterday morning converged at the residence of the late Fatou Mbye, 28, in Sukuta Nema to pay their last respects to a woman regarded by many as a true servant, who has dedicated all her life to the duty of the Almighty Allah.

The death of Fatou Mbye, former sports reporter of West Coast Radio Station who died of kidney failure, according to her father Bakary Mbye is beyond imagination, noting that Fatou Mbye is more than a daughter to him and more importantly, she is a devoted Muslim who is very much committed to prayers.

"She was undeniably respectful to her parents, which is a great quality of every good person," Mr. Mbye admitted.

Mr. Mbye who could not hold his tears when he was making remarks on the demise of her late daughter on Sunday at the Sukuta Mosque in Nema told the gathering how important his late daughter was within the family. He added that the late Fatou was very disciplined, hardworking and committed to duties.

"We need to be faithful and also be aware of the fact that no matter how much love we might have for Fatou it is the Almighty Allah who made the final decision which must be respected," Mr. Mbye said.

Fatou Mbye who is well-known nationwide for her tireless effort towards the development of sports in the country, was an integral part of the media fraternity. She spent sometime with West Coast Radio as a sports reporter and also worked for the Department of Youth and Sports before moving to KMC, where she was working until she met her untimely demise.

Fatou Mbye who will remain in the hearts of her colleagues, friends and family members for her humanitarian gesture was so instrumental in uplifting the standards of the Jambanjelly Female Football Club after helping them gained quick promotion to the GFA Second Division, where they earned the admiration of the fans as a result of her personal contribution towards the success of the team.

The funeral was attended by scores of high dignitaries, including the Mayor of KMC, Yankuba Colley who also praised the late Fatou Mbye for her tireless effort during her sojourn with them, describing Fatou Mbye as "a daughter to him."

The Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Abdoulie Kah who spent 10 years working with the late Fatou Mbye, described her as a very disciplined, hardworking and humanitarian woman.

Meanwhile, the management of the Point wishes to extend their condolences to the family of the late Fatou Mbye.