Following the death of Aja Fatou Asombi Bojang, the mother of former President Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia Government said on Wednesday that her remains will be flown home from Equatorial Guinea on Saturday 4th August, 2018.
The repatriation of Aja Fatou Bojang’s remains followed consultations and fraternal exchanges between the governments of Equatorial Guinea and that of the Republic of The Gambia.
“President Adama Barrow in a classic show of goodwill, magnanimity, and statesmanship immediately consented to the late Aja Fatou Bojang’s wish to be buried in her country of birth,” stated government spokesperson Ebrima G. Sankareh.
“Accordingly, President Barrow, the first family and The Gambia Government remain grateful to President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo for his demonstrated cooperation, generosity and statesmanship during this time of grief.
“President Barrow and his government note with satisfaction the openness of the bereaved family as well as the general camaraderie of members of the APRC Executive during this difficult period.
“Meanwhile, members of the general public are urged to show respect, civility, orderliness and understanding as the late Aja Fatou Asombi Bojang’s remains are moved to her native village for a solemn and peaceful burial.”