Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Families of two missing US citizens still searching for them

on

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

By Mustapha Jallow Family members of two Gambian born US citizens, Alhagie MamutEbou JobeAlhagi Ceesay Ceesay and Ebou Jobe, who were abducted in the Gambia two years ago, are still searching for their missing loved ones.The duo was picked up by men in plain clothes at their apartment in Brusubi in June 2013 while they were on holidays in The Gambia, according to a close source. “The police have been informed and they are fully aware of the disappearance of Alhagie Mamut Ceesay and Ebou Jobe,” said the source. According to the source, the two, who are also biologically related, were in the Gambia on a business mission in order to pursue plans to invest in cashew export. The US government has been pursuing the disappearance of the two with the Gambia Government and did raise the issue at the recently concluded Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The US Charge d’Affaire in The Gambia, at a press conference late last year, also said “As far as I know, they were picked up and disappeared and we have asked the Gambia Government to investigate.” He disclosed that they have even offered the services of the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to help in locating these two US citizens, adding that they will leave no stone unturned in searching for their nationals. Mr. Ceesay is said to have completed his Bachelor’s degree at University of Washington (Seattle) and later worked for Chevron Texaco for 11 years as an Infrastructure Systems Analyst. He recently obtained his MBA in 2013. He is married and has two children. As for Mr. Jobe, he is said to have graduated from the University of Washington and worked at Wal-Mart as an Operations Manager. He is also married and has three children.]]>

Join The Conversation

- Advertisement -
Previous articleMDI Appeals for more Government supportBy Muhammad Bah The Acting Director General of the Management Development Institute (MDI), Mr. Alieu K. Jarju, has appealed for more government support to his Institute. He emphasized the important role MDI plays towards the development of education in the Gambia such as providing trainings for civil servants to enhance better service delivery at work. Mr. Jarju made these statements on Wednesday, 20 May, 2015 while presenting the MDI Activity Report to members of the Public Accounts and Public Enterprises Committee (PAC/PEC) of the National Assembly. According to Jarju, MDI needs additional funds to provide the required skills for the training of the country’s workforce is necessary. He added that MDI was established to assist in providing trainings to meet the skills training needs of government and the private sector. He informed the PAC/PEC Committee that his Institute is affected by the lack of vehicles for transportation, amongst others. Further presenting his report, he said in 2013/2014, the Institute engaged in partnership and resource mobilsation to supplement the revenues received from student tuition fees and government subvention. According to Jarju, the training and upgrading of skills and competencies of civil servants under the Country Programme for Action Plan (CPAP), in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs (MOFEA), was implemented. “Department of Financial Management and Accounting (DFMA) is the largest department in the Institute offering about six different courses. In contributing to the actualization of MDI’s broad mandate of training the Gambian civil service and private sector management related areas, the department offers long term programs such as the Association of Certified Charter Accountant (ACCA), the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the chartered institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS), the Chartered Institute of Internal Audits (CIIA), the Foundation in Accountancy (FIA-formerly CAT), and the Medium and Enterprise Training (MSEPT),” he said. Concluding the report, the acting MDI DG noted that due to the specialty of certain financial and accounting disciplines, the department rolls out short term tailored made programs to better address these training needs, notably in Financial Strategy, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), International Audit and Internal Controls. Mr. Lamin Camara, on behalf of the Gambia Public Procurement Authority (GPPA), said MDI was 90% compliant, which denotes substantial compliance. However, MDI will be returning today for the consideration of its report by the PAC/PEC.
Next articleJustice Amadi Threatens to Close Sabally’s Case if….

Must Read

‘State Media Was Jammeh’s Kingdom’ DA Jawo Tells TRRC

By Momodou Jarju The former Minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure, testified before the Truth Commission (TRRC) on Wednesday July 10th that the state media...
12,178FansLike
854FollowersFollow
Join The Conversation