I must seizure this opportunity to say congratulations, best wishes and God’s guidance upon Seedy Moctar Touray, the new Director General of The Gambia Immigration Department. May God Enable Touray the good judgment to steer the affairs of this noble institution.
True and sincere previous Directors would do a proper handling over and stay in Country when they are sent for retirement. But in the case of Former Director General Buba Sagnia he unceremoniously left and ran to overseas in the pretext of Medical treatment.
The Man’s bitterness was to the roof simply because PMO had rejected the bid to extend his contract. He also tried My Childhood friend Commissioner Lamin Jatta to be the New Director General of immigration, a request that PMO denied. Sagnia’s final push for Mr Jobarteh to take over from also hit the rock. PMO officials simply asked Buba Sagnia to go on retire and stop dictating or meddling his fingers into what is not his business. He was told to simply go on retirement and allow PMO to do its part. Really??? Who does that?? But what is clear is Sagnia’s unwillingness to leave and allow his deputy Seedy Touray to take over, the man who is more qualified, competent, principled and truthful than Sagnia.
As Admin Cadet Inspector and Personal Assistant who worked under two Director Generals of Gambia immigration department, Musa Mboob and Sako Drammeh, I had closely watched several unit transfers and postings whenever a New Director General assumed office. So this is not a new thing to those with a vast knowledge and consciousness of service rules and code of conduct. I wouldn’t, therefore, waste my invaluable time to respond to Pa Nderry Mba’s clueless and baseless allegations.
But to refresh your minds this happens in every security services and in fact when the new IGP Mamour Jobe took over similar purge and transfers had been made. For example, ASP David Kujabi and Foday Conta had been replaced by one Lamin Njie who is by far more junior than these Kujabi and Conta. The same happens in the Army, Prisons and Fire Services.
No one can fool Gambians nowadays because they’re well informed and up to date. Pa N’derry’s concoction of lies on a Director who assumed office in just three days shows his level of hatred. But who does not know Pa’s level of his figment of imagination?
You will be Surprised to know who the real corrupt/Scammer persons would look like when the immigration department’s various Auditors report are made public to see how immigration Department’s resources had been wasted since 2016.
And also some officers who had been in peace-keeping Missions were denied promotions simply because the “Ex-Education No Far” Director General Buba Sagnia vehemently stated that he couldn’t promote them because they are having double benefits. That’s to say anyone on a peace-keeping mission is not entitled to promotion as if they are not serving their country. Instead, he promoted his trusted folks. So it’s like we had a Cartel Ganging up at immigration department since Sagnia took over in 2006. The gang needs to be dismantled to allow sanity, efficiency and effectiveness to prevail as well as restore a result-driven institution. GID has been infested for far too long and needs some sanitation and disinfectants to bring back the good smell.
Change is a very difficult thing for people to adjust to but hey, Who Jah bless, No one can curse. Thus, Seedy Moctar Touray is the New Director General of the Gambia Immigration Department right now and you better get used to it because he’s in Charge and cleaning up a huge mess and stickiness left in that Noble institution of ours.
Ensa A.B Ceesay