His Excellency, The Secretary General and Party leader of the National People’s Party, President Adama Barrow, all party leaders, membership and supporters of the Grand Coalition regret to announce with heavy heart, a tragic accident which occurred on Wednesday night, 3rd November, 2021.

The fatal accident, around Kwinella village in the Lower River Region, involved members of the NPP who were traveling from URR to attend Thursday’s nomination of His Excellency President Adama Barrow when their passenger vehicle collided with a truck claiming six lives. Several others sustained injuries and are currently hospitalized.

The President is profoundly shocked and saddened by this tragic accident.

This devastating news is extended to all Gambians on behalf of the Grand Coalition. President Barrow has earlier dispatched a high level delegation led by the Hon Minister of Regional Governments and Lands to the bereaved families and to visit the injured.

President Barrow extends heartfelt condolences to the families of these patriotic citizens who were on a journey to exercise their inalienable rights and appreciation to a leader who ushered in unprecedented development in their areas.

President Adama Barrow prays that Allah in His infinite mercy, forgives their short comings and admit them in the highest of Jannah and grant their families the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.

The President also prays for the speedy recovery of all those who sustained injuries in the accident.

Seedy SK Njie
Deputy Spokeswoman
NPP

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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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