Latest news coming from the Jammeh State House in Banjul says the deranged Kanilai despot has fired his newly appointed Deputy Agriculture Minister Ousman Jammeh, the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. Ousman Jammeh received his marching orders on Thursday. He has been replaced by one Ismaila Sanyang, a Permanent Secretary at the office of the President, sources said. No reason was given for Mr. Jammeh’s unceremonious removal.
The Agriculture Ministry has been operating for a while now without a Minister. Since the resignation of Mr. Owens, the portfolio of Agriculture Minister has been vacant. The dictator couldn’t find a serious replacement for the vacant position.
Sources close to the State House have hinted that the confused dictator is apparently blaming Ousman Jammeh for the total failure of his Vision 2016 food security program: “Grow what you eat, eat what you grow.” Jammeh’s wishful dream for food security is far from being achieved, as massive food shortages have started hitting the impoverished West African nation.
It would be recalled that dictator Yahya Jammeh has appointed himself as Minister of Agriculture for three consecutive terms. He ended up firing himself. He has once again annexed the Agriculture Ministry under his office.
The Agriculture Ministry has been Yahya Jammeh’s main financial basket. Jammeh is using the Ministry to make money. Donor funds meant for Agricultural development often lands in Yahya Jammeh’s pockets. Jammeh openly steals from the Ministry.
The son of Gambia’s former President Ebrima Jawara was Jammeh’s main conduit in his quest to monopolize the Ministry. Now Ebrima Jawara has been remanded in prison pending bail. He has been accused together with other Agriculture Ministry staffers for abusing fuel that was allocated to the Ministry. The regime is charging Ebrima and co for allegedly embezzling several millions of dalasi.