Gambia’s presidency probing ‘wrongful’ dismissal of civil servants

Gambia’s presidency probing ‘wrongful’ dismissal of civil servants

Gambia’s newly inaugurated President Adama Barrow charged a panel to review the sacking of thousands of civil servants by the Jammeh administration.

The panel will be hearing from former state employees who were fired between 1997 and 2017 by executive orders from former President Yahya Jammeh.

A senior official said the Secretary-General and Head of Civil Service, Dawda Fadera will be heading the review panel. Fadera was the head of the Personnel Management Office.

The panel will be sitting three days out of the week.

Jammeh ruled The Gambia for a little over 22-years. Since he came to power, Jammeh had fired hundreds of ministers and thousands of senior and junior civil servants, including permanent secretaries and directors.

The longtime ruler has sent many of those fired to jail on flimsy charges of corruption, negligence of duty, abuse of office and giving false information.

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