In our today’s edition, we will expose how unstable and chaotic the Barrow State House is. The president Adama Barrow has not been assertive in steering the affairs of the nation. He issues Executive Directives and turn around rescind them amid pressure from his aides. This is a worrying trend so to speak. Our president cannot think or decide for himself. He has folks around him, who pull the strings.
Gambia, do you remember the power struggle at the Agriculture Ministry? The documents we are publishing today will shed light on the story. Now, it is clear that Adama Barrow is one of the most inconsistent, incoherent, and unstable presidents the Gambia has ever had.
President Barrow and his boys at the SG’s Office; particularly the PMO and PSC are really lowering the prestige of the presidency. The official correspondences coming from these offices hardly stand the test of time. The president’s office constantly contradicts itself. One is compelled to ask: Is Adama Barrow conscious about his duties and responsibilities as a president?
Take a look at the national shame the president’s office had brought to the nation after it had concurred with the PMO and PS for the appointment of Ousman Jammeh as PS number one at the Agric Ministry. The same Adama Barrow concurred with OJ Jallow the Minister of Agriculture for Assan Jallow to be promoted as PS number one at the same Ministry. Pure double standards; right?
Ousman Jammeh’s appointment was subsequently rescinded. He has been moved to another Department at the same Ministry.
Our apologies to OJ Jallow for being harsh on him when the news initially broke about his intervention on Ousman Jammeh’s appointment. OJ was talking from a position of authority. The published documents can confirm our reportage. It was president Barrow, who had given his blessing for Assan Jallow’s appointment.
President Barrow should take his job seriously. He cannot afford to be micromanaged by the likes of Dawda Fadera, and political hacks at the PSC. Discharge your duties without fear, favor, or ill will. That was the oath you had taken when Gambians voted you into office.
A president that seeks to appease or impress everyone is bound to fail. Do the right thing and avoid the mixed messages. Your recent conduct is causing confusion in the government.
The UDP folks who attacked OJ should apologize to him. This was Barrow’s own mess. OJ wouldn’t have uttered that statement without consulting with the commander-in-chief.
The same mess was done in the case of Ebrima Jawara. He was fired for no just reason. On top of that, the government also claimed that Jawara was redeployed to Ethiopia as a Deputy Ambassador. Like in the case of Mai Fatty, the fired Interior Minister, Ebrima Jawara too is still in Banjul counting the street corners. He is yet to be deployed as claimed by the government.
The former CDS Ousman Badjie too was deployed to the Foreign Service. He was supposed to head the Gambian mission in Cuba. That never happened.
Former IGP Yankuba Sonko was also falsely deployed to the Foreign Service. He had no letter of appointment to that effect.
Ebou Manneh, has left the Foreign Ministry. This followed the refusal by the Trump administration to accept his AGREEMA.
Manneh returned home after living in exile in the United States. He was promised with SG position by president Barrow. That promise is yet to be fulfilled.
The same president Barrow also promised to hire Manneh to lead a special project to be funded by donor agencies, but he kept giving Manneh excuses that the funds are not forthcoming. Mr. Barrow will wonder how we knew this. Well, our sources embedded at the State House are talking…
Mr. Manneh is one of the old guards of the UDP. He is highly educated.
Barrow tends to be more comfortable working with the former Jammeh enablers than the very folks who helped to propel him into the presidency. This is sad!
Below is the chain of documents supplied to us by State House insiders in regards to the infighting at the Agric Ministry. Please read on…