Gambia: Disposal of State Aircraft to Start Soon

Hits: 2132Mariama Ndure-Njie, permanent secretary, Ministry of Works yesterday told the Janneh Commission that there was a cabinet conclusion on 19 September 2017 that all state aircraft should be sold off. She said the ministry recommended setting up a taskforce to sell the aircraft and the members include Office of the President, Ministries of Finance and Justice, Gambia Civil Aviation Authority and Gambia International Airline. Mrs Njie further revealed that they have a list of five aircraft from GCAA, noting that one of them, the C5 RTG, is currently due…

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GAMBIA: ‘SOME SOLDIERS WERE RECRUITED JUST FOR KILLING’

Hits: 2074The Chief of Defence Staff of the Gambia Armed Forces has said that some military officers under the former regime of Yahya Jammeh were hired to commit extrajudicial killings. Speaking at a high level stakeholders meeting organised by Article 19 on promoting access to information in The Gambia, Masanneh Kinteh said this among many other things compromised the responsibility of the armed forces. He said the Constitution clearly states that the duty of the armed forces is to respect the fundamental rights and freedom of others. He said: “I…

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Gambia: Woman, 25, Arrested for Dumping her Baby in Toilet

Hits: 2218Police in the Upper River Region (URR) have arrested one Jainaba Jaiteh a native of Allunhareh village in the Fulladou District for reportedly dumping her newly born baby in the toilet; The Point has been reliably informed. Mrs. Jaiteh has been charged with infanticide and arraigned before the Basse Magistrates’ Court. She was granted bail in the sum of D50, 000, but at the time of going to the press, she was unable to fulfil the bail condition. This incident came after the husband had rejected Mrs. Jaiteh’s pregnancy,…

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Breaking News: Girl Sets Brother’s House on Fire!

Hits: 7573A Bakau Kachikally girl is under investigation after she allegedly set her brother’s house ablaze simply because she was upset that he seized some of her clothes and makeup products. Kumba Jaiteh, who is said to be in her early 20s, carried out the act when her brother, Modou Lamin Jaiteh was at work. A family member who contacted What’s On-Gambia revealed: “She stole her brother’s money amounting to D10, 500 and disappeared. Modou Lamin decided to seize some of her clothes and makeup products. “While he was away,…

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Gambia: O.J. Says he Cannot work with PS Jammeh

Hits: 2219Reports emanating from the Ministry of Agriculture have it that Minister O.J. Jallow has rejected the appointment of PS Ousman Jammeh on the grounds of continuity of programmes at the ministry. Mr. Jammeh has been appointed as PS No 1 on the 5th of December 2017, replacing Sait Drammeh whose contract got expired. He received his appointment letter through the Personnel Management Office (PMO). Minister Jallow said that it was for the sake of continuity and consolidation of programmes that he recommended Assan Jallow, who he said has been…

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Gambia: German President Arrives in Banjul Today

Hits: 2060According to a press release from the office of the President, the Federal President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier will today arrive in Banjul as the first European head of state guest of President Adama barrow. President Adama Barrow will receive the specials guest at the Banjul International Airport this afternoon. The German President will be on a two day visit in The Gambia. He will have a private talk with his host, President Barrow and both heads of state will have a press conference with the media. Also during…

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