The Social Media rumor mill, which is going around like a wildfire about the alleged firing of Ambassador at large Fatou Ceesay, is false and totally unfounded, the Freedom Newspaper was told on Monday. In a phone interview with this paper, Ms. Fatou Ceesay, who is Gambia’s Ambassador at large in charge of Foreign Investment, has debunked the rumor—describing it as utter rubbish and garbage. Hear Fatou Ceesay, when she was confronted with the question as to whether she has been fired: “Ha, ha, ha, Pa Nderry, fired from where? I am not fired. I am hearing this. I heard it from social media also, but I am not fired. Nobody told me about being fired.”
Further quizzed as to where was the information coming from about her alleged firing, she responded: “I don’t know. Social media… ha, ha, ha…I am hearing it myself. I am hearing it from social media. But it is good that you contacted me to clarify things from me, instead of saying something that is not true. I am not fired. Nobody told me anything about that yet; I don’t know. I have not been fired. I heard of this since last week on the social media; people are calling me, from left right and center; even from the villages, people calling me; I say no it is not true. I don’t know who is circulating that type of rumors.”
Mrs. Ceesay said she is rendering services to her country as an Ambassador at large. But she clarified that she is not on salary.
“ Ambassador at large is not like an employment or you have an office or so; no. I don’t understand when people say fired. I am not paid as an Ambassador at large. I told you that the last time you interviewed me,” she said.
When asked how her relationship with President Barrow was, she remarked: “He is my brother; he is my friend; he is my President. The relationship is smooth. There is no problem; absolutely no problem. I have no problem with President Barrow.”
Ms. Ceesay also said she is still the Chairperson of the FABB Foundation.