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Gambia’s Information Minister Nana Grey—Johnson Fired

Nana Grey Johnson(JollofNews) – Barely four weeks after sacking his minister of Foreign Affairs, President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia has fired Nana Grey—Johnson of his appointment as minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure.

Mr Grey—Johnson, a seasoned journalist was sent packing from his office on Tuesday. No reasons were given for his removal, but a news release from the Presidency said Mr Grey—Johnson was fired by President Jammeh in accordance with the Gambian constitution.Nana Grey Johnson

Nana Grey—Johnson, who was the pioneer of the internet activism law, joined the regime of Yahya Jammeh on 12th March 2013. He was also Secretary General No. 2, a post which was added to his portfolio on 10th June 2013.

Late last month, on 30th October, Susan Wafa-Ogoo was relieved of her appointment as minister of Foreign Affairs.

She has since been replaced by Dr Aboubacarr Senghore as minister of Foreign Affairs.
Written by JollofNews
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+7 #11 2013-11-29 10:17

There is no media freedom in Gambia. So this law has little effect upon the status quo. Take the case of Mr Kah...where even a missconstrued leathal..on the streets of Banjul.

AS for curbing the international media which is internet based...and the law is created.

This is governed by national hosting laws outside the juristiction of The Gambia.

As such for the most part free speech {within reason} is protected.

This Law..only becomes a burden when those accused return to Gambia.Or as in the Case Of Ms Camara..and others they are trapped in its gloomy web.

I would suggest that once Jammeh has gone..much of what persists..will be cancelled. Gambia will rejoin The Commonwealth... and The Constitution will be revisited.

The Grey Johnson...issue of support to his a personal one for him to reconcile with his conscience.

+3 #10 2013-11-29 06:01
Mike Scales, Mr Grey-Johnson has lost that Gambians once gave him since the inception of that draconian media law.
The last straw that broke the camels back was him having a go at the former president.
+3 #9 2013-11-29 02:00
I can't believe am saying this but, "I TOLD YOU SO"....
Just after Nana rushing that media bill to the house, I knew it was just a matter of time for the kaninlai King to cut his throat off....
Yaya may be evil and and a dangerous but he is a very smart guy who mastered Gambians and how to control their thoughts. This, he masters far more than anyone from the former republic...
Most of these folks shoots themselves on their feet and before you know it, they are done for good. Now Wait and see what he will do to Sabally. This God is not a sleeping God.
+5 #8 2013-11-28 20:08
Yaya jammeh doesn’t leave anybody alone once you accept to put your hand in his glove......; as long as he sees you as a potential-“threat” to his incumbency. He will lure & employ you, commit& implicate, tarnish,& stain, dismiss & end up, humiliating you, when he can & WANT to. Respectable-Nana grey’s reputation has been shattered by associating with the infamous “internet media law”; he was conscious & factitively participating, helping & conniving with yaya jammeh, against the masses including himself & family, to stifle freedom of expression of opinion, on communal issues of importance, & of equally concern to ALL Gambians & stake holders, as the kanilai-murderer himself...?? People of Nana’s calibre, of “educated” & wise........; must know better for the greater community over self.......& strive to SERVE in communal interest, if they can’t resist hypocritical-yaya jammeh’s poison-chalice..............??? The good always ends with truth & the oppressed.
+6 #7 2013-11-28 19:37
Mr Grey Johnson is a well respected Journalist, who should not feel any regret for serving his country to the best of his considerable ability.

He follows a very long line of educated citizen's who have also been removed in quick time.

I hope he finds peace and rises to new challenges as befits his capabilities.
-6 #6 2013-11-28 14:15
Nana, trust me, u have nothing to be ashamed of. U served your country n now, u are free to retire like a gentleman, unless if there is some skeleton in your closet.

A lot of people think Jammeh own Gambia. As far as i know, Jammeh owns just a few things. He does not even own the presidency. He's just serving in that capacity.

I have no problem with anyone serving Gambia. Just dont serve, then come tell others dont serve. N never try to get someone fired so u can occupy their spot. Come with clean hands, leave with even clearner hands n u are my friend period!!
+2 #5 2013-11-28 13:25
Waaw used and dumpt.wel said bajaw.Why are these so call diplomas so greedy for working for this dictator.
Nana go and apologies to sir dawda.u have been fooled again.
+5 #4 2013-11-28 12:34
The inevitable has happened. Nana failed to read the writings on the wall. As a writer and educator he should have seen and interpreted the signs without advise from anyone. FOOLS RUSH IN WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO THREAD. When some of us made comments when Nana took up the appointment there were some commentators who felt that we were being negative and prayed for his protection. The only protection against Jammeh is not to assocaite with him. Even those who are not associated with him are not free from his evil machinations. The difference between the former and the latter is that the latter earn the respect of the people and Allah's protection as He protects those who stand for truth and justice. Unfortunately barely eight months after he is licking his wounds, having lost the respect and admiration that he had worked so hard to earn. Can he regain it? Only time will tell. He has the legacy of passing the media bill against Internet and Social Media users.
+2 #3 2013-11-28 06:06
Another piece of trash recycled by the Jammeh administration. The Musical chairs continues....who is next? There is always a good supply of so-called "technocrats" willing to "contribute their quota" to national development.

Gambians need to learn that with Jammeh, anyting that does not go with what he wants is not good for Gambia. He is the state. Sometimes I wonder what informs the decisions taken by these so-called educated Gambians.

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