Gambia Gov’t to publish the Janneh Commission report on Friday

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The highlight of the press conference will be the D100 million accrued from the proceeds of Yaya Jammeh’s cattle and domestic articles as well as the D1 billion from his forfeited landed properties

 

The Gambia Government will published the findings of the inquiry into the financial activities of the former dictator Yahya Jammeh on Friday.

Government spokesperson Ebrima Sankareh said the report will be released at a news conference on Friday morning at the conference hall of the Justice Ministry.

A 93-page Gambia government white paper which is based on the findings and recommendations of the 1600 page Janneh Commission Report will be shared with the public.

The ceremony will be chaired by the Government Spokesperson, Ebrima G. Sankareh.

“The Secretary General President’s Office, Mr. Muhammed B. S.Jallow will deliver a brief statement while The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubacarr Baa Tambedou will lead the discussions. The Minister Information and Telecommunication Infrastructure, Mr Ebrima Sillah, will equally participate in the press conference with journalists,” said Sankareh.

“The highlight of the press conference will be the D100 million accrued from the proceeds of Yaya Jammeh’s cattle and domestic articles as well as the D1 billion from his forfeited landed properties.”

The inquiry found that President Jammeh has stolen over a billion dalasi and over three-hundred and four million Dollars; over 29 million Euros, and over 2 million Pounds Sterling.

The Commission report which was submitted on March 29th 2019, was presented to President Adama Barrow, at a ceremony held at State House.

According to the report, 253 witnesses appeared before the Commission in a period of about twenty-two months.

Surahata Janneh, the Chairperson of the Commission, said they discovered huge amounts of stolen Government properties, including properties belonging to other people.

“The amount involved is vast. The quantity of landed properties involved is huge. It runs to over 300 landed properties throughout the length and breadth of the country. We have discovered a huge volume of corruption,” Janneh said.

Janneh said the report is a 1,600 page document accompanied by transcripts of exhibits, testimonies, and rulings among others.

Already, the Gambia government has taken over assets belonging to the former president and his close associate Muhammed Bazzi.

 

 

 

2019-09-11T16:12:58+00:00

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