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Environment & Health ministers resign

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In yet another blow and a sign to outgoing President Yahya Jammeh that his government is over, two more ministers on Tuesday tendered their resignations, exactly less than 48 hours before Mr Jammeh’s term in office ends on January 19th.

They Pa Ousman Jarju, Minister of the Evironment, Climate Change and Natural Resources and Omar Sey, Minister of Health.

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In his resignation letter, Pa Ousman Jarju said he considers the looming political, social and economic crisis in the country, likely to result into a military intervention, he prefers to resign as Minister.

Omar Sey said after due consideration and following disturbing calls and mounting frustration both socially and mentally, he cannot continue to function efficiently and effectively as Minister under these circumstances.

These resignations follow that of Neneh Macdouall-Gaye, the Minister of Foreign Affair; Abdou Kolley, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs and Abdou Jobe, Minister of Trade last Monday.

First to resign last week were former Ministers of Information and Sports, Sheriff Bojang and Alieu Jammeh respectively.

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The continued resignation od Cabinet minister in the Jammeh administration clearly shows his regime is sinking, yet still Mr Jammeh insist and ignoring the writings that are clearly on the wall.

Mr Jammeh ruled Gambia for the past 22 years and remains defiant and refuses to hand over power peacefully to President-elect Adama Barrow, who won the December elections.

Diplomatic efforts has since been ongoing led by ECOWAS who’s mediation team has visited The Gambia twice to convince Mr Jammeh to hand over power peacefully when his term ends on January 19th but all talks failed. There are possibilities of military intervention if Mr Jammeh failed to hand over when his term ends.

Thousands of Gambians have for the past day fled out of the country for fear of violence amidst the political impasse.

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