Apr 30, 2021, 12:01 PM
An investigation into alleged corruption involving the top government official was conducted by the police and a report was sent to the Justice Ministry upon completion for advice to the government.
It is expected that the government -that claims not to be condoning any act of corruption-makes a decision on the matter. However, the authorities seem to be delaying the decision even though investigation had been completed by the police.
The Government Spokesperson Ebrima Sankareh on Tuesday told West Coast Radio that the report has in fact been sent back to the police for further scrutiny.
“The justice minister finally reviewed the case file and they feel there are some gaps that needed to be filled and they have been returned file back to the Inspector General of Police’s desk for further review and resubmission to the Justice Ministry,” Ebrima said.
Dr. Bamba Banja has been accused of corruption including accepting bribery.
He has been sent on administrative leave by the government since the allegations emerged recently.
President Adama Barrow has boycotted the first presidential debate in the Gambia organised by the Committee for Political Debates CPD during the weekend while opposition leader Lawyer Ousainu Darboe failed to attend.
During a presentation of the Election Bill 2021 at the National Assembly on Tuesday, the mayoress of Banjul, Rohey Malick Lowe, challenged the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to never receive any funding from any source other than the central government.
Women Affairs’ coordinator at the country’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) has affirmed that women are excluded from decision-making and suffer gender inequalities.