Government set to release Janneh Commission report on Friday

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EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: Gambia Government spokesperson has announced on Wednesday that the government will formally release the report of the Commission of Inquiry at a news conference this Friday, at 11:09 am.

Ebrima G Sankareh said in a statement on Wednesday that the Government will also release a 93-page produced based on the findings and recommendations from the 1, 600-page Commission of Inquiry report.

President Barrow launched the four-member Commission in July 2017, to probe into financial activities of public bodies, enterprises and offices as regards to their dealings with the country’s former President, Yahya Jammeh.

The commission which was given an initial three-month mandate continued for nearly two years, during which senior officials and closed allies of exiled former President Yahya Jammeh testified.

The release of the report will feature delivery of statements by the Secretary General and Head of Civil Service, Muhammed B. S. Jallow; while Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubacarr Baa Tambedou will lead the discussions.

“The Minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure, Ebrima Sillah, will equally participate in the press conference with journalists,” the statement added.

Mr. Sankareh said highlights of the press conference will be the 100 of millions of dalasis accrued from the proceeds of former President Yaya Jammeh’s cattle and domestic articles as well as the 1 billion dalasi from his forfeited landed properties.

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