Barrow convenes Special Cabinet session on Janneh Commission report

EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: President Adama Adama Barrow will preside over a special cabinet session Wednesday morning at State House, where they will discuss report of the Commission of Inquiry.
Mr. Barrow created the Commission in July 2017, to act on the financial activities of public bodies, enterprises and offices as regards to their dealings with the Gambia’s former President, Yahya Jammeh.
He will also chair a cabinet ordinary session on Thursday, to discuss other important matters of state.
The President was given a 6-month mandate to act on the report or come public and address the nation on why he believe it requires no action.
A statement from the presidency indicate that before the Thursday cabinet session, the President will preside over the swearing-in ceremony of the new Defence and Interior ministers, alongside Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service, three new Permanent Secretaries, and the executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission.
During Commission of Inquiry active hearings, it has auctioned several assets, including tractors, cars and livestock believed to be properties of former President Jammeh, which totaled to millions of Gambian dalasi.
Some two weeks ago, the country’s justice ministry withdrew business man Ebrima Prince Sanyang, who once testified before the Commission, from being classified as Mr. Jammeh’s associate.
Many Gambians have questioned the economic benefit of the establishment of the Commission to the country, saying the entire process has consumed more than 1 million dalasi from the tax payers money.
Some blamed the country’s current administration for allowing several names implicated in the findings of the Commission to continue working in the system, saying the government is not handling state matters seriously.

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