GRTS Finance Director Resigns

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Yamundow Gai

TAT can report that Yamundow Gai, the Director of Finance at the state-owned Gambia Radio and Television Services, tendered her resignation letter to GRTS management last week.

She is the latest top executive at the country’s only public TV following the resignation of Fatou Sanneh-Ceesay, the Director of TV programs, a few months ago.

Sources say Mrs. Gai’s resignation is due to management sidelining her on financial matters regarding GRTS’s operations. This is similar to Fatou Sanneh’s resignation, in which she accused the management of sidelining her as Director of TV programs in executing her duties.

Yamundow Gai was the Director of Finance for GRTS for more than seven years. Before that, she was the Finance Manager after the removal of Mr. Lamin Ceesay, who served as the Finance Manager of GRTS.

According to sources, Yamundow Gai has already secured a new job at the National Audit Office of the Gambia.

Sources added that Gai’s resignation was mainly triggered by deliberate sidelining by the GRTS DG, Abdoulie Sey, who would deliberately do activities with Yamundow’s subordinates without officially following due diligence.

“The DG Abdoulie Sey is empowering Momodou S. Jallow, the Finance Manager, over Yamundow while he has unnecessarily redeployed Jamou Sowe, the Senior Finance Manager, to the position of Senior Manager responsible for Procurement, when such position doesn’t exist in GRTS,” a senior manager with knowledge of the development told Alkamba Times under the condition of anonymity as he is not allowed to talk to the press on the matter. 

The sources allege that Mr. Sey has persuaded the GRTS Board of Directors to create the Procurement Directorate position, which was internally advertised for Jamou Sowe.

“Jamou Sowe was the only internal staff member who applied and attended the interview, and he is only waiting for his position confirmation,” the Source said, accusing DG Sey of nepotism and favoritism.

Meanwhile, TAT contacted DG Sey for a comment, which was declined.

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