DAILY BRIEFING JUNE 24TH 2016

On Friday the 24th of June 2016.  Welcome to Daily Briefing over the Gambia Inquirer with me Alhagie Fatty.

GNPC Scandal: 10 charged with economic crime

Ebrima Njie Appointed Deputy Minister of Transport

Gambia international Modou Barrow took time off his busy holiday schedule to visit the Afia Banjul Football Academy Foundation.

Ten people, who were working with the Ministry of Petroleum, staff of Gambia National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), members of the board of directors, Ministry of Finance and Office of the President, were charge at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court and charged with economic crimes.

They are Mrs Sira Wally Ndow Njie, who was first minister of petroleum and later appointed deputy minister of tourism, Nuha Touray, who was secretary to the Cabinet, Momodou Badjie, managing director of GNPC, Fafa Sanyang, permanent secretary of Petroleum, Seedy Kanyi, General Manager of Gambia Transport Service Corporation, Muntaga Sallah, former permanent secretary of Ministry of Petroleum, Cherno Marenah, former Solicitor General, Momodou Taal, civil servant, Louis Moses Mendy, civil servant, and Idrissa Jobe, businessman.

The case was called before magistrate Omar Cham at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court and all ten accused persons were remanded in custody.

Furthermore, all government civil servants named in the saga and on the board of the GNPC have had their services terminated, official sources said.

 

Ebrima Njie Appointed Deputy Minister of Transport .

The release reads:

The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency the President of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh, Babili Mansa, acting under the provision of sections 71(1) and 71(3) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia has appointed Mr. Ebrima Njie as Deputy Minister of Transport, Works, and Infrastructure with effect from 21st June, 2016

Gambia international Modou Barrow took time off his busy holiday schedule to visit the Afia Banjul Football Academy Foundation.

The academy, which is supported by his Premier League club, Swansea City, were surprised with a visit by Barrow, who showed the kids some training drills.

Mr. Lamin Jobarteh, manager of the academy, said Barrow’s visit was of importance to his academy kids as he is someone they look up to and is a big motivation to them.

He added: “The kids are delighted watching and training with a Premier League player and we can only thank him for his time and efforts.”

And brings us to the end weekending edition of Gambia inquirer from me Alhagie Fatty wishing you Sporting weekend.

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