When Senegal hosted the Organization of the Islamic Conference summit in 2009, former President Abdoulaye Wade appointed his son, Karim as the secretary general of the organising committee.
It looks like The Gambia’s vice president, Fatoumatta Tambajang also repeated the nepotistic precedence set by Wade after meeting an OIC delegation that was in the country to discuss preparations for the next summit to be held in Banjul.
According to Freedom Newspaper, her son, Omar Ann has been appointed to serve on the organising committee.
The eldest of Tambajang’s children, his new job means his monthly income will surpass the annual income of many Gambian civil servants.
Here is what some Freedom Newspaper readers said about Omar’s appointment:
Batch Samba Nyang:”This post wasn't advertised anywhere and that’s not the right thing to do in a democratic country. We are appealing to the Government to explain how this appointment was done.”
Momodou B. Kebbeh: “I worked with PIEC/IEC, Standard Chartered Bank, UNDP and Gambia Government - all the positions were advertised and I competed to get the jobs. I have confidence in myself. I do not beg for jobs.”
Mory Kebba Munkajang: “Nepotism will never end in the Gambia.”
Musa Fofana: “Barrow teri kafo government always promotes nepotism.”