Mar 16, 2021, 11:26 AM
Gambian communities have hailed The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) and partners for implementing various projects and operations valued over seven million dalasis in various regions of The Gambia.
“We know of former and current ministers who are riding in Yahya Jammeh’s vehicles, and those vehicles we understand were sold to them at give-away-prices,” he revealed.
Mr. Jatta was speaking in an interview with BBC about government’s decision to suspend the sales of former President Jammeh’s assets after a ruling from The Gambia Court of Appeal.
Meanwhile, The Ministry of Justice last week announced that The Gambia government had stopped “all sales” of properties following the Janneh Commission’s recommendations in deference to the ruling of the Court of Appeal until a final pronouncement is made on the matter.
The Gambia Court of Appeal last week ruled that the recommendations of commissions of enquiry such as the Janneh Commission and others that led to the government’s white paper cannot make enforceable judicial orders that are capable of execution.
“The Court of Appeal’s judgement did not surprise me. In fact, it has gone to vindicate us all. We have been talking about this all along, since the commencement of the commission; we remember they started selling Yahya Jammeh’s property, even before the commission’s recommendation.”
He added that Yahya Jammeh’s properties were sold clandestinely and as “we speak, people are evicted in some compounds. What we expected even if it is true was that the assets seized would be managed by the Assets Management and Recovery Programme.”
Mr. Jatta accuses President Adama Barrow’s government of lack of transparency after “selling some of Jammeh’s seized assets to themselves.”
“Yahya Jammeh’s vehicles and cattle were sold and we heard information that they were sold to themselves. The current ministers have house of cattle. We also know that there are former and current ministers who are riding in Yahya Jammeh’s vehicles, and those vehicles we understand were sold to them at give-away-price,” he revealed.
Following widespread media reports that former National Assembly Member and top UDP executive member Suku Singhateh has switched political allegiance to the National People’s Party (NPP), a group of UDP women from the CRR town of Niani Sukuta has formally renounced their allegiance to Suku and adopted a new honorary father.
As part of their 4th year anniversary, the leader of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC), Mama Kandeh has donated D100,000 to The Gambia Federation of the Disabled to support the physically challenged in these trying times of the covid-19 crisis.
The spokesperson of the Gambia Refugee Association has accused Gambia government of neglecting another intended win-win deportation joint framework with German authorities following last year’s engagement by Austrian migration expert and co-founder of think tank European Stability Initiative (ESI) on mass deportation of Gambians.