Banjul, The Gambia – The Gambia Government refutes The Standard Newspaper’s headline report of Monday, 24th January, 2022 captioned: “Assembly Summons Hamat Bah Over Corruption Allegations at GTBoard.”
The Gambia Government strongly believes that story which was subsequently reproduced across various Social Media platforms was false and malicious calculated to defame the character of the Honourable Minister and bring the Government into disrepute as Hon Bah was never given the opportunity to respond to the summons allegations. Minister Bah is one person who has never hesitated to answer queries from journalists and does not shy away from public scrutiny.
As echoed by the rejoinder from the Clerk of the National Assembly dated 25th January 2022, the Petitions Committee is investigating the claims by the staff of The Gambia Tourism Board (GT Board) and fair hearing will be granted to all those who are adversely mentioned.
While remaining committed to public scrutiny, The Gambia Government encourages media practitioners and social media content creators to verify their stories consistent with standards of journalistic fairness.