President Barrow

(JollofNews) – President Adama Barrow of the Gambia Thursday sworn-in a three-man commission to probe numerous allegations of mismanagement of public funds, abuse of office, and willful violations of public funds by the former President Yahya Jammeh and his associates.

The commission is headed by veteran lawyer Surahata B. Janneh who will be assisted by Chartered Accountant Abiosseh George-Gaye and banker Bai Mass Saine. Former Solicitor General and Legal Secretary Amie Bensouda will serve as its lead counsel while Alhagie Kurang, proprietor of Jollof Tutors will serve as secretary.

Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony at State House, Mr Barrow said the commission will not targeting Mr Jammeh and his associates for persecution but to look at the wrongs committed by the previous regime.

The commission members

He said his government is committed to the restoration of human rights, fair play and passion for justice for all.

Mr Barrow reminded the commission members that their selection has been carefully vetted, guided by competence, integrity and qualification, given the enormous task that lies ahead of them.

“Given your profile and experience, I have full confidence that you will, in your impartial deliberations, shed lights in the numerous allegations against the former president and associates,” he told the commission members who have three-months to complete their task.

“You will also provide references to the state to help address issues of alleged mass misappropriation of public funds.”