EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: Gambia’s Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou Tuesday tabled a motion before the Parliamentarians at the National Assembly building in Banjul for the awarding of 150, 000 dalasi remuneration to each of the five members of the Faraba sand mine incident.
Mr. Tambadou tabled the motion before the representatives during their second debate on President Adama Barrow’s State of the Nation address.
In June, the community of Faraba clashed with the Police in protest against the presence of a construction company in the village called Julakay, who claimed it was issued licence to mine sand there. Three people were killed in the inciden and several other, including PIU officers sustained injuries in the mishap.
President Adama Barrow later visited the community and hold a meeting there. He also visited the hospitalised victims at the country’s major teaching hospital in the Capital, Banjul where he condemned the killing, saying it is against everything that “we” fought for, as a nation.