THE STATE AND JAMMEH’S PROPERTIES

Jammeh’s properties appear to be guarded by Gambian security forces. The way the political impasse came to an end in The Gambia is somewhat miraculous. This is why some people tend to forget what had really happened.

Two scenarios were possible. The Gaddafi scenario where war will break out and the army split into warring factions that will fight to the finish. In that case, The Gambia would have been like Somalia where foreign forces will occupy one side while warring factions will occupy the other side.

If this happened we would not have had people occupying ministerial posts and presiding over stable institutions. We would also not have had a national assembly.

Fortunately negotiations led to the acceptance by Jammeh to leave the country in peace. He has gone with his entourage comprising even his mother and others. Their properties are left behind.

These properties appear to be guarded by Gambian forces and people who wish to enter the properties are often required to have legal authority to do so. This safeguards the image of the state as a respecter of due process of law.

It is important not to classify those who guard these properties as Jammeh loyalists. The incident which led to the injury of three Gambian soldiers in Kanilai should be avoided. A new Gambian should emerge both in civil society and the armed forces who is determined to build a new Gambia where each would feel a sense of belonging. We must not live in the past. We must prepare for the future. Jammeh is gone. The state should manage his case and not allow it to lead to division and hostility and that would have far reaching impact on national unity and the future progress of the country.

Source : Foroyaa

  1. Momodou Janneh

    Now is Foroyaa saying that every property he claimed was his?
    What of properties illegally taken from others?
    How were these properties obtained?

  2. mr bojang

    we gambians should be very greatful to d almight who makes us to witness this new goverment les work hard to continou were jammeh stop

  3. Jalamang

    Jamus, came a pauper must go a pauper, the 22yrs long bumpy ride was way too long. The foroyaa write may be suffering from dementia or has inhaled some kobaajaarah prior to pening this piece. hence their inability to vividly remember people’s properties were illegally consificated and transferred into Jamus’ name, the chief rat.

  4. Darbo

    Jammeh may have sloten even more than what these politicians are making us to Believe! why cant they shut up untill commision is done with their investigations? Why reporting things that is under investigation by a commision. We must be careful. Gambia should find out good examples from other places. This how many people enrich themselves from stolen properties of former leaders. They colide among themselves and hide some of the things by delibrately making people to believe that their investigations have come to the same conslusions as what has Always been reported in the media. Far from the truth! We should wait for the Commission to complete its investigations, submit its report and do the its presentation. We must stop politicising things now, and work honestly and truthfully!

  5. Darbo

    Jammeh may have stolen even more than what these politicians are making us to believe! why cant they shut up untill commision is done with their investigations?

  6. Darbo

    Momodou Janneh, “Now is Foroyaa saying that every property he claimed was his? Thats not what the article is saying”. Read it properly. Here is a summary:

    “… the properties appear to be guarded by Gambian forces and people who wish to enter the properties are often required to have legal authority to do so. This safeguards the image of the state as a respecter of due process of law.”

  7. Darbo

    It is simply saying, the properties are under government Control, and ” important not to classify those who guard these properties as Jammeh loyalists”. They are put there by goverment.

  8. John Goode

    A Commission of Enquiry is not a Court of Law.

    Everyone is free to give his opinion, make comments or even privide information, as he deems fit.

    The matter is not yet sub judice!

  9. John Goode

    A Commission of Enquiry is not a Court of Law.

    Everyone is free to give his opinion, make comments or even provide information, as he deems fit.

    The matter is not yet sub judice!

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