Veteran journalist Ebou Waggeh laid to rest

Oct 28, 2020, 11:33 AM | Article By: Alhagie Yorro Jallow

Veteran Journalist Ebou Waggeh who until his demise was working at the country’s Truth Commission was laid to rest yesterday at the Jeshwang Cemetery at a funeral service attended by hundreds of mourners.

Mr. Waggeh who died at the age of 63 worked for various media houses in the country including the state broadcaster and briefly with QTV among others before he joined TRRC.

The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission on Monday wrote on its Facebook page, indicating: “The TRRC regrets to announce the death of Ebou Waggeh which sad event took place today Monday 26th October, 2020 in Kanifing. Until recently, Ebou Waggeh was the head of video documentation and processing at TRRC. The chairman, Commissioners and members of staff of TRRC extend their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and loved ones of the late Ebou Waggeh. May Allah grant him Jannah.”

The late Waggeh worked for national broadcaster GRTS in the mid-90s. A film enthusiast, Waggeh was also a passionate video and film producer, and was reported to be the first president of Filmmakers’ Association, inspiring not only his family but other young Gambians to venture into the field.


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