Jun 16, 2020, 12:34 PM
Gambia’s water and electricity power-house, NAWEC has been on public test for its failure to provide stable water and electricity supply systems despite the numerous change of leadership.
O.J. made this plea at TRRC headquarters in Kololi on Wednesday during a reconciliation process between perpetrators and victims of former regime.
The former Agriculture minister said Yahya Jammeh belongs to the past as much as Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, thus urging the party militants to forge ahead and help the country in the reconciliation process.
He said it is not right for victims of Jammeh to be seeing others glorifying him, saying that would not help TRRC in the reconciliation they want to provide among Gambians.
“I appeal to my colleagues and friends in the APRC, Yahya Jammeh is history, Sir Dawda has become history, and we will all go.
“But let us not glorify a person who has killed, tortured and murdered people”
“I think a real Muslim; a Christian should do what Abubacarr has done. Let them apologise to people, let them show remorse and appeal for forgiveness.
“Please let us help these people to build reconciliation and peace in this country, they have a responsibility, we owe it to our children.
“Let us be responsible citizens and help the TRRC for reconciliation but nobody should glorify a murderer,” he concluded.
O.J. Jallow was among the victims who were tortured in 1996 two years after the 1994 military takeover, led by the then Lt. Yahya Jammeh.
He said he has forgiven Major Abubacarr Bah who confessed to torturing him in 1996 at Fajara Barracks.
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2020—The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a $30 million development policy grant to support The Gambia’s efforts to improve debt and public investment management, improve financial viability and service delivery in the energy and telecom sectors, and enhance the transparency and governance framework of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs).
West Coast Region forestry officer said his office is entirely against the High Court ruling asking the community of Busuranding in Kombo Central to stay away from their community forest that was gazetted to them since 1996.
The ambassador-at-large, His Excellency Vincent P. Bootes Thursday donated a variety of sanitary items worth over D50,000 to The Gambia Police Force in the fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic spreading across the world.
Commissioner of Operations at The Gambia Prisons Service, Lamin Sowe on Tuesday told the Truth Reconciliations and Reparations Commission how the former regime used to detain opponents or suspects unlawfully at the State Central Prisons.