JAMMEH SOLD GAMBIAN HIGH COMMISSION BUILDING IN DAKAR
Dictator Yahya Jammeh has sold the Gambian High Commission main chancery building in Dakar Senegal, the Freedom Newspaper can report. Diplomats assigned to Dakar say they have been notified by Banjul to vacate the premises and move to a new location.
“I received information this evening that The Gambia's High Commission Building on Rue de Thiong in Dakar Plateau is being vacated as we speak. Jammeh ordered the move as a 'security measure'. This could not be the real reason because Senegalese National police HQ is located a block away and on the same street as the Embassy on Rue de Thiong. Jammeh may be on the verge of selling the building owned by the Gambia Government, purchased in the late 70s or early 80s. Jammeh intends to pocket the money. The new location is unknown to my source, but it is likely that it will be a rented facility,” said our source.
“This move caught everyone by surprise in the Embassy my source tells me. Embassy staff were caught unawares,” the source added.
Dr. Momodou Lamin Sidat Jobe, Gambia’s former Foreign Minister said he heard about the news of the Dakar Gambian High Commission staff being moved to another location. Dr. Jobe said the move to sell the Gambian High Commission might be financially motivated on the side of Jammeh. He said the regime on the other hand is claiming security reasons for the relocation. Dr. Jobe said the High Commission is in a fine location and could be upgraded into a multimillion dollars office space if sold to a millionaire. Jobe said he and his team are working on the story to establish the exact location of the new Gambian Commission in Dakar. He also talked about a planned demonstration to be held in Dakar by the Gambian community.
Meanwhile, dictator Jammeh has also sold the Gambian High Commission in London. High Commission staff have been moved to a private property. Dr. Momodou Lamin Sidat Jobe said Jammeh's intension is to downgrade these important embassies for his own economic interest. He accuses Jammeh of undermining Gambia's foreign policy. He said Jammeh lacks what it takes to run the Gambia.