Jun 9, 2021, 12:26 PM
At least 44 former employees of Sou Hung Enterprise, a company that is constructing the Basse Bridge have sued the company for not paying them.
Firstly, we would like to commend the TRRC for the tremendous national task it has undertaken and which it executed in a very praiseworthy manner.
On the 5th April 2006 at 1:00 am, the late Mr. Dibba was wrongfully arrested and detained at the then National Intelligence Agency (NIA) headquarters, with false accusations of having taken part in the 2006 attempted coup d’état. He was released on the 15th April 2006 and subsequently passed away on the 2nd June 2008.
In the session of the TRRC captioned above, Mr. Cham narrated that he heard noises in his adjoining room and was informed that the late Mr. Dibba was in detention and was tortured to the extent of his hand being broken. Mr. Cham indicated that Mr. Dibba suffered terrible injuries and beatings and needed a cast for his broken hand.
We would like to make it categorically clear that Mr. Dibba was not physically tortured, as narrated by Mr. Cham, during his time in detention. We make this statement as, upon his release there were no physical evidences of such torture on his body. There were no visible bruises, broken bones, swollen body parts or bleeding of any kind whatsoever. No medical treatment was dispensed to him after his release for any injuries, as a result of torture meted out to him during his period of detention.
The late Mr. Dibba’s closest family members and lifelong confidantes, some of whom visited him during detention, can confirm that he did not suffer such injuries as a result of torture, as they would have noticed upon his release.
Given that the TRRC was formed to establish the truth of what happened during this very dark period in The Gambia's history, we want to bring this statement to the attention of the general public, especially those who heard the testimony, some of whom have made enquiries as to whether the statements were factual. We are therefore setting the record, for the sake of the truth, which is important to the nation, the late Mr. Dibba’s family and friends.
By the family of the Late Hon. Sheriff Mustapha Dibba
Armed robbers are reported to have struck at Kerr Mecka Wollof village in the Upper Saloum District of the Central River Region (CRR) and made away with four million CFA plus 80,000 dalasis; The Point has been reliably informed.
Through the strong bilateral relationship between The Gambia and the United States of America, the latter via the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) on Tuesday, 16 November 2021 at the Petroleum House, pledged to extend a grant facility of US$25 million to The Gambia with an overall objective of supporting the implementation of critical institutional and policy reforms that address binding constraints to economic growth in The Gambia (the “Program Goal”).