Information reaching The Fatu Network has confirmed that Bala Garba Jahumpa, The minister of works, construction and national assembly matters is currently admitted at the private block of The Sheikh Zayeed regional eye care centre at Serekunda Hospital in Kanifing.

According to a source who contacted The Network, Bala has cataract and is expected to undergo an eye operation soon. The minister who was involved in a road accident few years ago during dictator Yahya Jammeh’s dialogue with the people tour was flown out of the country at that time for overseas treatment, the reason why he decided to seek treatment in The Gambia this time is unknown.

The Sheikh Zayeed eye centre has screened and treated almost five thousand patients in The Gambia, conducted almost 2,000 eye operations and performed 1,200 cataract operations. The centre is funded by the Abu Dhabi based Zayeed Bin Sultan Al Nahayan charitable and humanitarian foundation of The United Arab Emirates.