Has Hamat Bah checked out of politics?

Written by Saja

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Tourism Minister Hamat Bah, who was one of President Adama Barrow's closest aides, is barely in the president's orbit these days.  

The controversial minister has allegedly checked out of politics after allegations surfaced that he was involved in fraud and corruption including the sale of plots of land in the Tourism Development Area (TDA). 

"Since the allegations against him came out, he took a hiatus from the public eye," said an insider at the Ministry of Tourism.  

A source close to the minister said he's no longer a "trusted aide" and described Hamat's relationship with the president as "fractured beyond repair". 

During Barrow's recent meeting with seyfos and alkalos from the West Coast Region, Hamat was conspicuously absent. The gathering included Henry Gomez, Maimuna Ceesay-Darboe, Dembo "by force" Bojang and Minister Musa Drammeh. 

Meanwhile, his party, the National Reconciliation Party is still among the parties that are supporting Barrow in his re-election bid.