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IS BARROW FALLING INTO ANOTHER HON YAKUMBA JAITEH SITUATION?

When President Adama Barrow acted as per his own wordings , in accordance with the laws revoked the nominations of Hon Yakumba  Jaiteh , and there-by sacked her and in the same vein nominated  Foday Gassama , who immediately was sworn in and took the place of Hon Yakumba Jaiteh.

It was there and then , that Hon Yakumba Jiateh challenged the decision of the President in the courts  and the Supreme Court over turn the President’s  nomination and regards his decision as unconstitutional and order Foday  Gassama  not to  go near the National Assembly , and in the same vein   Hon Yakumba  Jaiteh to resume her rightful position in  the National Assembly.

The President has recently acted as he always say  in accordance with the constitution by removing the Governor of the Central Bank , in the person of Bakary k Jammeh to the ministry of Trade as the former minister of Trade was relieved of his duties as minister.

However the Governor of the Central Bank was quick to respond to the ministerial offer by the President. He first declined the offer saying he does not have any expertise in trade, and that he is on a contract as Governor. Jammeh further said his contract is not transferable, nor can he be removed without a tribunal deciding on the reasons surrounding his removal.

These are points of law raised by Governor Jammeh, and that he Jammeh said he is in consultations with his lawyers, as to whether or not he will take his case to the court for redress.

The governor told some journalists that the position of a Governor of the Central bank  is secured and that  Central Bank is a structured independent institution that cannot be swayed anywhere one likes . All actions should be guided by law.

Mr. President, will you not think twice, and have full consultations with your legal experts and please listen to them, that way Mr. President you can avert another embarrassment. The Yakumba case should be an eye opener for you Mr. President. Leave our independent institutions as they are or always be guided by law.

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