Confirmed sources informed Kairo Newsthat the Gambia’s Minister of Transport, Works and Infrastructure who was involved in a car accident on Sunday, April 20, was hurriedly flown out of the country on Monday night. Bala Garba Jahumpa was involved in the accident in Upper River Region while he was on a country tour with President Yahya Jammeh.
Our sources said “Bala Garba has suffered fractures in his backbone which requires urgent overseas treatment. He is said to have left the country’s main referral hospital in Banjul to Dakar before proceeding to Spain for medical treatment.”
According to Kairo News sources in Upper River Region, the accident happened when Mr. Jahumpa’s vehicle ran over a bull that was crossing the highway while the presidential convoy was on its way to the Upper River Region. Many other senior officers, drivers and security personals are said to been receiving medical attention at Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul.
One Basse source however blamed the accident on over speeding on a small road full of potholes.
Most people wonder why President Jammeh’s yearly country tour has been marred by fatal deaths. It is either the touring vehicles run into waiting school children or the touring vehicles cause road accidents. This has left Gambians believing that the tour is a perfect ground for Mr. Jammeh’s sacrifices.