Gambia: Massive Layoffs Hit The Police; Municipal Councils, Including The Banjul City Council


About forty three personnel of the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) have been dismissed from their job, the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. The PIU officers received their marching orders this past Friday, amid allegations that the officers failed to take up a complaint forwarded to them by some residents of Brufut. Forty three PIU officers were fired on the same day.

According to sources, dictator Yahya Jammeh ordered for the firing of the officers. A lady complained to Yahya Jammeh that the Paras posted in Kombo North are not doing their job as expected. The dictator then instructed the Inspector General of police for the affected officers to be dismissed with immediate effect.

It would be recalled that Yahya Jammeh has praised the PIU in the recent past for their professionalism and dedication to duty. But that’s no more. The dictator has embarked on purging his regime. Sources said the Jammeh regime is running out of budget, and as such the dictator has resorted to laying off his workers.

In another development, a good number of Banjul City Council (BCC) security guards (police) have been dismissed. Similar firing of Council police were done at the Kanifing Municipal Council, and the Brikama Area Council respectively.  Over ninety Municipal police have been dismissed since the mad Kanilai dictator, has embarked on purging his workers.

Meanwhile, panic and anxiety continue to grip members of the security forces. It is not clear who is going to be next on Jammeh’s massive firing of government workers.

Written By Pa Nderry M’Bai

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