Has Ben Jammeh Stole British High Commission Car Donated To The NDEA?
By AN NDEA INSIDER
My Hero Pa, please report to the whole world that the DG of NDEA Benedict Jammeh and our Holigam commissioner Yusupha Jatta have stolen a car donated to the NDEA office. The new car is with Benedict Jammeh and he is keeping the car at his Busumbala house. This is a car donated to the country by the British, why did this man steal it. He is just like his brother domiharam Yaya Jammeh. Commissioner Yusupha Jatta also stole all the fishing nets that was seized from the two tone cocaine dealers. He also took some pipes and timber to Tujereng. He stole some materials and took them to the Tujereng mosque. These two people are big thieves, they should be arrested for stealing and corruption. Please inform the British government, this donation was reported by observer newspaper, is below. We have to report everything we know, the stealing must stop.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The British government through its high commission in The Gambia Wednesday presented a specialised incinerator and a 4X4 Opel Frontera vehicle to the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA).
The items were presented to the NDEA director general, Benedict Jammeh, by the British deputy high commissioner to The Gambia, George Sherriff, on behalf of High Commissioner Morley, at a ceremony held at the NDEA HolGam Unit in Kanifing.
The specialised incinerator would enable the NDEA to safely dispose of confiscated drugs in The Gambia, while the vehicle will enable the Agency tackle the problem of drug trafficking up-country. The machine, which was built and designed in the UK, will give the NDEA the capability to destroy large quantities of drugs like the two tons of cocaine seized in The Gambia in 2010 during a joint operation between UK and Gambia drug enforcement agencies.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Deputy High Commissioner Sherriff assured that they are committed to close cooperation with NDEA, adding that drug trafficking is a shared threat to both the UK and The Gambia. He said that Europe is the main market for drugs that are trafficked through West Africa and wherever the drug routes go, so does the problem of drug use.
He added: “So it is of both interests to fully cooperate on this extremely important issue. The British High Commission looks forward to working with NDEA and I personally look forward to be invited to the next drug destruction exercise to see the incinerator in action.”
For his part, Benedict Jammeh, the director general of NDEA, noted that the handing over came in the wake of frank discussions between NDEA and the British High Commission relative to the commitments of the two institutions on the war on drugs. He also recalled that the British High Commission had in 2011 pledged to provide NDEA an incinerator for the Agency to destroy illicit substances.
DG Jammeh stated that the NDEA made giants strides in the fight against drugs in 2010, adding that one of their key constraints has always been how to destroy large quantities of drugs. “During the drug destruction in July 2012, I indicated that the large quantities of drugs seized in Bonto had to be destroyed whenever we are able to secure an incinerator as it would be too harmful to do it in the open,” he further remarked. He finally thanked the British High Commission for the support and assured of their readiness to ensure a fruitful partnership.
Author: Omar Wally