The deadline for ministers to declare their assets as announced by President Barrow has been extended, Information Minister Demba Jawo said yesterday.

The initial date for cabinet ministers to declare their assets was July 15, last Saturday. But according to Minister Jawo, speaking to West Africa Democracy Radio, not all ministers could meet that deadline and some have asked for a few more days.

“As you know these things involve getting a surveyor to start the process of determining the true value of properties for example and other assets and this could take time. That is why some have asked for sometime so as to establish the exact nature and value of their assets,” the minister said.
He suggested these processes could be completed by midweek. The decision for ministers to declare their assets was welcome by many Gambians.

Source: Standard Newspaper