Three People including 2 Journalists Die in Fatal Car Crash

Pa Modou Faal, Musa Ndow and Kawsu Bayo

At least three people including two former Journalists have been confirmed dead in a fatal car crash along the TransGambia highway around Soma, the Alkamba times can report.

Journalist Pa Modou Faal, a veteran of over 20 years and Musa Ndow, one time Senior Editor of the former Daily Observer and one Kawsu Bayo, a health worker all died after the car they were traveling in crashed in Jiffin, the first settlement in the Jarra area early Monday morning.

Mr. Faal was a senior executive member of the Gambia Press union who later joined the ministry of health with Musa Ndow as press and communications officials.

Reports say they were on a health education mission attending a four day workshop in Soma, Lower River Region.

Both journalists are survived with wives and children.

This is the latest among a series of fatal road accidents that have rocked the hinterland and inner city areas due to poor road networks, inadequate highway lighting and overspeeding.

The devastating news is still developing and we will keep you posted as new information emerges.

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Sainey M.K. Marenah
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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