Jan 27, 2021, 11:30 AM
Mass Axi Gai, a minister during the former regime has said that he has never been scared in politics but the recent trend he has seen in Gambian politics scares him.
He said that Mr. Bojang was arrested by the ECOMIG after the Cassamance militant group known as MFDC rebels had an encounter with the ECOMIG soldiers in Foni on Monday, leading to fatalities.
Musa Bojan who stepped into The Point to share the story said: “Modou was arrested while from the bush where he has his herd of cattle. It was when he was coming from the bush that he met the soldiers in the village, as the village is not far from the place where they normally rear their cattle, approximately 100 metres.”
He added that he was asked by the soldiers and he told them that he was from the bush rearing his cattle and nothing else. He was arrested and taken to their base at Bwiam.
“We, the residents of Karrol followed them to Bwiam. We tried to negotiate but to no avail. Amul Nyassi, the Foni Kansala NAM; and the Dobong chief, Biram Jatta, later came there but to no avail.
He revealed that they promised to release him on Tuesday but they did not.
However, at the time of going to the press, they did not know the whereabouts of Modou Bojang.
He told The Point that authorities such as the Ministry of Interior are aware of the incident as they have been duly informed.
Musa also confirmed that Modou Bojang is the acting alkalo, as his brother, Ismaila Arro Bojang, who is the alkalo is ill.
He also clarified that Karrol village is entirely within the jurisdiction of The Gambia in contrast with claims that it has some parts on Gambian soil and another on Senegalese territory.
President-elect Adama Barrow has reaffirmed his government’s commitment to closely work with the Migration and Sustainable Development in The Gambia (MSDG) to facilitate expanded and enhanced diaspora contribution to nation building through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, sister ministries, departments and agencies.
The Gambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (GCCPC) study on the state of consumer welfare in the real estate industry has accused some alkalolu of being responsible for consumers inability to have access to their official transfer documents for properties after making full payments.
BANJUL, 4 February 2022 – Across The Gambia, girls and women are raising their voices like never before, mobilising and building partnerships in their communities and beyond to bring an end to the harmful practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).