Suspend for 6-months without pay after the death of protesters

The investigation report officially confirms that it was the police who opened fire during the demonstrations that killed three people.

The director of the National Environmental Agency Momodouuwareh. And his colleague of the Geology Department Abdoulie Cham have been suspended for six months without pay.

They are being punished for breaking the rules when they issue a mining license for a sand quarry to the mining company Jukalay, accused by the villagers of polluting the rice fields along the Gambia River. Mining is frozen in the Farabanta area. And a compensation committee managed by the Ministries of Justice and Finance has been established.

The village chief and the council of Faraba elders accused of accepting bribes from the farmer were all dismissed. The village development committee was also dissolved, while the operator is revoked.

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