It has just been brought to our attention that Gambia’s newly hired Chief of Defense Staff General Masaneh Kinteh will be travelling to Germany, tonight. Mr. Kinteh is expected to spend few days in Germany, before proceeding to the United Kingdom.
The circumstances surrounding his trip is unknown at this hour. Our sources on the ground will fill us in with additional details in coming hours.
General Kinteh, was handpicked by Adama Barrow, to serve as his CDS after the firing of Ousman Badjie. Mr. Badjie was reportedly redeployed to the Foreign Ministry, awaiting to be assigned in the Foreign Service. But that assignment is yet to take place. The former CDS is occasionally seen in the streets roaming about.
In another development, a team of Immigration officers will leave Banjul for Italy, in coming days and weeks. Plans are afoot to identify and deport the backway boys and girls.