Dec 23, 2020, 11:07 AM
Mr. Waleed Gadban, the new Israeli Deputy Chief of Mission was in Gambia from December 16th to 17th for a series of meetings.
Mr. Jatta who was speaking at a press confab yesterday at his Tallinding residence claimed that former President Yahya Jammeh had over 7,000 herd of cattle at his home village, Kanilai. He added that that a committee that was established by the government to sell Jammeh’s cattle only sold 720.
“We understand that out of the sales, the committee generates over eight million dalasis. However, the whereabouts of the cattle remains unanswered."
He maintained that for the country to have free and fair election, the chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) must resign.
He said since the Health minister made the allegations on corrupt scandal at his ministry, a follow-up was not made to establish who were behind the scandal.
He called on the minister of Justice Ba Tambadou to resign, adding that the justice minister misled the entire system.
He added that the Janneh Commission is finished and government produced a White Paper but nothing was mentioned in the White Paper about some of Jammeh’s properties. He noted that Haruna Jatta was reportedly killed in Kanilai but the Justice minister didn't set up an inquiry into his death.
He claimed that over 20 containers were at former President Jammeh’s compound in Kanilai containing equipment ranging from computers, furniture, laptops, flat screen among others, which if the materials are sold, it would generate more millions of dalasis.
He alleged that former President Jammeh’s vehicles were sold to ex ministers and others in the government at give-away prices, adding that most of the things that they alleged Jammeh of are the ones happening right now in the country.
He claimed that Barrow is losing his popularity because of Ba Tambadou, adding that Ba Tambadou should be honest.
As communities across The Gambia struggle to cope with challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the youth of Sittanunku village residing in the diaspora have donated food items and hygienic materials to the vulnerable households. Sittanunku is a village in the North Bank Region.
The Minister of Local Government and Lands has described as ‘unconstitutional’ the recent coronation of one Amadou Kora, a native of Tambasangsang village in the Tumana District as manding king, saying the move is against the Local Government Act (LGA).
The community of Sukuta in the Kombo North District, West Coast Region have warned that they will do anything possible and at any cost to protect their lands from perpetrators, encroachers including the Department of Physical Planning.