Monday, July 30, 2018

Asombi Bojang's body expected in Banjul on Friday; Government delegation extends President Barrow's condolences to the Jammeh family

Vice President Darboe 
Vice President Darboe led a government delegation to the Brusubi residence of Ansumana Jammeh, brother of the former dictator Yaya Jammeh to express, on behalf of President Barrow and his entire cabinet, is condolences on the death of Asombi Bojang - mother of Yaya Jammeh - who passed away last Friday in the Equatorial Guinean capital of Malabo.

In a brief but solemn statement, the Vice President said that the death of a matriarch such as Asombi Bojang leaves a huge void in its wake.  The size of the delegation is a manifestation of the government's sincere commitment to uniting the entire country in times like these. 

It also serves as a reminder that the Gambia is one big family and when death visits a family, the community always pulls together despite our differences.

Vice President Darboe recalled that when his mother passed away in 2000, the former president sent a delegation led by Abdoulie Kujabi, former Director General of the NIA and uncle to Jammeh led a similar delegation to extend his condolences and those of his government despite the obvious political differences.

According to a prominent family source, the Jammeh, Bojang and Kujabi families appreciate the magnanimous gesture of the President Barrow, Vice President Darboe and the entire government, including but certainly not limited to members of the delegation that accompanied the VP comprising of the Ministers of Agriculture (Lamin N. Dibba), Fisheries (James Gomez), Local Government (Musa Drammeh), Information (Ebrima Sillah) Secretary to Cabinet , National Assembly Member Fatoumatta Jawara, Government Spokesperson (Ebrima Sankareh) Sefo Kombo North, Musa Susso and Kawsu Cham.

On related developments, a family spokesperson informed us that, barring unforeseen circumstances, the body of Asombi Bojang will arrive at Banjul International Airport on Friday from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.  The same source also revealed that Yaya Jammeh will be conveying a message of appreciation to the Government and people of the Gambia for all the courtesies extended to the Jammeh, Bojang and Kujai families during these difficult times.