EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: It is a dull day in The Gambia, particularly the journalist fraternity as remains of one of the country’s finest and promising young journalists, Sise Sawaneh, alongside two others who died in a Wednesday fatal car accident is scheduled for burial today.
Ms Sawaneh, a prolific reporter and Sarahuleh news presenter at The Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) died in a fatal car accident, alongside the second vice president of the United Democratic Party (UDP) youth wing, Muhammed Papa Touray and brother Saikou Touray. They were reported to have been traveling to Jarra Soma to attend a third division football final between a Sarahuleh team from Basse call Wagadugu and Jarra West.
A Muslim religious funeral services will be conducted for the three of them at the Masjid Imam Malick along MDI road in Kanifing.
Five of them are reported to have been involved in the accident in the outskirts of Masembeh in the Lower River Region. Officer in Charge at the Soma District Hospital confirmed that Sise Sawaneh and Muhammed Papa Touray arrived dead while Saikou Touray, who was the driver was taking his last breath. He said Buba Waggeh and Edrissa Touray have been referred to the country’s main referral hospital in Banjul.
The Gambia Press Union (GPU) described Sise as a committed and hardworking young journalist of great promise. “Sise Sawaneh is already missed by her colleagues, describing her as a wonderful human being and an excellent professional.”
United Democratic Party (UDP) Kanifing Municipality regional youth coordinator, Nyawuru Komma said Muhammed Papa Touray was as a genuine and hardworking man, who gave his best to the growth and development of the party and young people.
Karabulie Konteh, GRTS Editor-in-chief said Sise Sawaneh was a resourceful and hardworking staff who is always prepared to execute her duties whenever she is called upon.