Gambia: Mansa Sumareh Deserts Chief Driver Position at State House

By Ousman A. Marong

Mansa Sumareh, the Chief Driver at State House has resigned MAMOS TV can reliably report.

It could be recalled that Mansa Sumareh was last month been invited by The Gambia Police Force (GPF) for his alleged involvement in an on-going diplomatic passport scandal which was made headlines across the Gambian media outlets and beyond.

The Office of the President immediately issued a press release denying that Mansa Sumareh is neither a Chief Driver at State House nor President Barrow’s driver.

Their denial came after the Office of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) had confirmed the arrest of Mansa Sumareh together with seven people including some workers at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in connection with the diplomatic passport matter in The Gambia.

The undated resignation a letter addressed to State House is copied to Sectary of Public Service Commission, Accountant General and Auditor General.

Below is the resignation letter of Mansa Sumareh obtained by MAMOS TV.

With humility, I write to duly inform your good office of my intention to immediately resign as Chief Driver at the Office of the President.

My reason for tendering resignation is premised on the fact that, I realised that the working environment is no longer conducive and friendly for me to serve.

In light of the foregoing circumstance I wish to pay in full a one month salary in lieu of the notice ahead,” he stated in his resignation letter.

Be rest assured of my highest consideration, support and participation in terms of the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) to which every citizen shall participate.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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