EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: The Ceesay family in Latrikunda Germain will on Sunday April 2nd, 2017, pay their respects and offer special prayers for their love one Alhagie Mamut Ceesay and friend Ebou Jobe who are finally confirmed death under custody in the former regime of Yahya Jammeh.
The prayers will be held at the Ceesay Kunda house in LatriKunda Germain at 4pm.
The two American citizens were arrested in The Gambia in 2013 by the feared agents of the former notorious National Intelligence Agency (NIA) under former President Jammeh and have since disappeared.
Alhagie Mamut Ceesay and Ebou Jobe's brutal killing is a dark side of an intriguing but sorrowful ending is news most minds suspected would hit at any moment for the past three years. Finally, it has been confirmed by the families of the two that their love ones are no more.
Oley Ceesay, blood sister of the late Alhagie Mamut Ceesay who was directed by her parents to release the sad news of the death of their love one, also thanked every one who has in one way or the other stayed the course with them.
"To everyone who has supported and prayed for Alhagie Mamut Ceesay and Ebou Jobe, it is with a heavy heart that I relay to you that they have returned to their creator. This has been a long journey which began on June 23 2013, but through it all every one of you have felt the pain, prayed and encourage us as a family to have hope" she stated in a statement released.
According to her, this is their fate as well as many others that have lost their life through this ordeal and expressed hope that they are all in a better place. He described the late Ceesay and Jobe as sincere and honest individuals.
"I cannot begin to describe the type of people my brother and his best friend are; they are humble, sincere, kindhearted, loving, honest. the best brother, son, dad and of course husbands" she said.
The families invite everyone currently in Gambia to come and pay their respect and offer prayers for the departed.
Meanwhile, as sad as the news maybe, Ajaratou Mammy Ceesay, mother of late Alhaji Mamut Ceesay is reportedly remaining calm, poised and faithful. She is hailed by many as been mother of exemplary character.
Sons of Gambia have died.
Sons of America have died.
Sons of great families have died.
Now we kneel and bow before the Lord holding the scales of justice. We are waiting for HIM the Just, most high, most merciful and most powerful to render justice in the name of his slaves.
We remain faithful and thankful to HIM ALLAH.
EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: Gambians are concern and raising question of ‘where are the vehicles presented to the various political parties within the coalition government from’.
Last Friday, March 17th, the acting Vice President of The Gambia and Minister of Women Affairs, Aja Fatoumata Jallow Tambajang presented 14 brand new Mitsubishi Double Cabin Pick-Ups to seven of the eight political parties that formed the coalition that backed President Adama Barrow to power.
At a low key and unannounced presentation at the Gambia Revenue Authority head office in Banjul, each party was presented with two vehicles possibly meant to support them especially in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
The vehicles worth over 15 Million dalasis equivalent to over US$350, 000 has since started plying the roads.
It was earlier reported that Senegalese President Macky Sall donated the vehicles to the coalition but further reports from Senegal indicated that President Sall has never donated any car to the coalition government.
Meanwhile, Halifa Sallah, the spokesperson and adviser on governance for President Barrow at a Press Conference on Tuesday at the PDOIS party headquarters said the vehicles are from the coalition and not from the Gambia government.
Mr Sallah’s comments also raised another concern as to where should the coalition obtain such huge amount of money in less than three months after an elections in which they were sponsored by Gambians especially the Diaspora through GoFundMe to pay for their nomination fee, election campaign and many other activities that help unseat long time ruler Yahya Jammeh after 22 years rule.
It is still unclear where the vehicles come from and the coalition government should clear the air.