Former Tourism minister: Jammeh Foundation was a market for the Needy

EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: Gambia’s former tourism and culture minister Nancy Seedi Njie has appeared before the Commission of inquiry for the first time as sitting continues on the financial dealings of former President Yahya Jammeh’s Foundation call Jammeh Foundation for Peace (JFP).
Mrs. Njie who was a cabinet minister from 2008 to 2014 before being relieved of her duties and appointed as chief executive officer of the Foundation.
She said as the organization was a charitable NGO that spread its wings to catering, scholarships, school fee payment and farming implement provision to farmers, the Foundation was also a market for the weak, the lame, the disable and the blind to solve their hunger.
The Commission of Inquiry was established in July last year to probe into the financial activities of public bodies, enterprises and offices as regards to their dealings with Mr. Jammeh.
According to her, during her time as CEO of the Foundation, people from all parts of the country would visit the Foundation hoping for their problems to be solved, saying the Foundation spends lot of fund on daily basis to buy food stuff like milk, bags of rice, cooking oil, soap and clothing for the lame, the disable and the blind.
Mrs. Njie also told the Commission that the money come from Gala Dinners they organize and from the chief donor; former President Jammeh. This, she said would keep the premises of the Foundation busy with people going in and out of their offices seeking for donation.

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