Apr 21, 2021, 12:03 PM
The Brikama Area Council (BAC) on Tuesday embarked on road construction site visit at Sinchu-Alhagie village in the Kombo North District, West Coast Region (WCR), seeking to observe and monitor the ongoing project.
a) The Bureau recalls its Communiqué issued on June 4th 2020 informing the
general public of its decision to authorize an Independent Review of the Report of the Ethics
Committee of the Boards of Directors relating to the allegations made by Whistle blowers
against the President of the Bank Group.
b) The Bureau agreed on the Terms of Reference for the Independent Review at its meetings of
18 June 2020 and 1st July 2020 and selected three persons namely, Mrs. Mary Robinson, Mr. Hassan B. Jallow and Mr. Leonard F. McCarthy to constitute a High-Level Panel of Independent Experts to conduct the said Review - individuals with unquestionable experience, high international reputation and professional integrity. The panel will be chaired by Mrs. Robinson.
Mrs. Mary Robinson is a barrister by profession and is a former President of the Republic
of Ireland. She was also the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She, among other numerous global and national responsibilities, is the Chairperson of the Elders, a global body of wise persons concerned about the wellbeing of the world.
Justice Hassan B. Jallow is a former Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Republic of The Gambia as well as a former Justice of the Supreme Court of the Gambia. In 2003 he was appointed as a Judge of the Appeals Chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone and later that year as the Prosecutor of the United Nations' International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). On 5 February 2017, Justice Jallow was sworn-in as
the Chief Justice of The Gambia. Leonard F. McCarthy is a former Director of Public Prosecutions, a former Director for the Office of Serious Economic Offenses, and a former Head of the Directorate of Special Operations of South Africa. He served as the Integrity Vice President of the World Bank for nine years. Mr. McCarthy is
currently the President of LF McCarthy Associates, Inc., an integrity risk management company based in Washington, DC, USA.
(c) The panel is expected to submit its report to the Bureau within a period of two to four weeks
(d) The Bureau expresses its utmost trust and confidence in the Panel's ability to successfully carry
out this important assignment and reaffirms its commitment to fully assisting the Panel in the
Issued on 1st day of July 2020.
Chairperson of the Bureau of the Boards of Governors of the African Development Bank Group
Ms. Niale KABA Governor
During a political rally held in Sukuta on Saturday, President Adama Barrow took the podium and brand the party leader and secretary-general of the United Democratic Party (UDP) Lawyer Ousainu Darboe as an old man and promised to retire him from politics on December 4th presidential election.
Commissioner Olimatou Jammeh, the head of the Diplomatic Passport Unit of the Immigration Department on Monday testified in the diplomatic passport case involving Mansa Sumareh and Ebrima J. Sanneh.
Chief editors of print media houses in the country have expressed dismay over the impact of covid-19 on newspapers across the country since the pandemic hit the country in March resulting in the closure of some organisations after the declaration of State of Public Emergency by the government to control the spread of the virus.