Written By Pa Nderry M’Bai
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The Chief Executive Officer of the Kanifing Municipal Council Sainabou Martin Sonko has refused to resign from council. Her refusal to resign came in the wake of accusations that she had stolen seven million dalasis (D7million) from the council, through fake invoicing, in respect of a plot of land that she had acquired for the council. The land was sold to the council for four million dalasis, but she falsified the procurement paperwork and increased the price to eleven million dalasis. She walked away and pocketed seven million in a single land procurement transaction, through corrupt practices.
The KMC management convened a meeting today, where the CEO’s fate was discussed. Councilors, KMC staff and management attended the meeting.
She has refused to resign despite repeated pressure from management. Mayor Bensouda today convened a press conference to express shock and disappointment about the CEO’s conduct.