Over 50 State House Staff Allegedly Barred from Work

EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: Over fifty staff at State House, including drivers, gardeners and cleaners have been allegedly ordered to stay away from work last week.
According to sources, the victims, majority of who are Jolas, some of whom are said to have been working at State House since Gambia’s first republic reported to work last week but were asked to go home.
Nfally Jarju, one of the victims told Eye Africa that they came to work only to be asked to go home and wait. He said they are not in any position of against the order since they were asked to go home and wait.
Mr. Jarju said they are more than fifty, including gardeners and cleaners. He said they came to work on last Friday and were asked at the State House gate to go home.
Mr. Jarju said their employment was legal, saying they’ve received their appointment letters from the Public Management Office. “I cannot actually say why we were asked to go home and we respect that order and would wait and listen.”
According to him, whenever something happens, it will be base on a reason but we are yet to know the reason behind this.
Mr. Jarju said the victims are all not Jolas but they form the majority.

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