EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: Business man and former board member of the Jammeh Foundation for Peace Bai Matarr Drammeh today appeared before the Janneh Commission to answer questions on the financial dealings of the former President Yahya Jammeh’s charitable organization.
Mr. Drammeh, who serves in the Foundation’s board in 2005 as the deputy chairman of the fund raising committee told the Commission that he was a signatory to a local denominated account that deals with only in Dalasi.
According to him, upon his appointment as a board member of the Foundation, they were limited to certain in-depth information about the organization as certain details like foreign currency dealings coming outside of The Gambia were kept away from the board.
As the deputy chairman to the organizing committee, Mr. Drammeh said they were not allowed to touch the money as banks would collect, count and take away the money.
When asked about the Foundation receiving hard currency from international donors, the former board member said as board members, they only deal with local transactions but pointed out that the only time he realize a foreign dealing from an international donor was when AFRICUP donated school books which they claimed worth US75, 000 dollars.
Mr. Drammeh, the sole owner of Great Alliance Insurance Company (GAIC) and largest shareholder of Gambia National Insurance Company (GNIC) was later ask to leave as the Commission has no further question for him.