Commissioner Isatou Jallow- Ndure

Barely 63 days to the much anticipated December 4 Presidential Elections, one of the longest serving commissioners of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), the body charged with conducting elections in The Gambia has tendered her resignations, The Alkamba Times can authoritatively report.

Reasons behind the resignation of Madam Isatou Jallow Ndure, the only serving female commissioner of the electoral body are still not clear but sources at the electoral house said she’s going for early retirement after serving the commission in various capacities for many years.

She supported the IEC chairman in conducting the 2011 and 2016 elections and served as an instrumental pillar since her appointment in 2008 at the IEC.

During her time at the electoral commission, she had electoral responsibility over the Banjul Administrative  Area and also conducted the oversight task of communications and voter education.

Her CV found online by Alkamba Times described her as a double masters holder from Teacher’s College Columbia University in New York City, USA.

A trained Teacher and Educationist with 16 years experience, Madam Jallow previously headed the Curriculum and development division at the Ministry of Education in Banjul.

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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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