Fatoumata ceesay, news anchor at The Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) is said to be in a critical condition at the emergency unit of The Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul. Fatoumatta was involved in a serious car accident earlier this week around Kiang, in the lower river region of The Gambia.
She was part of the press corp who accompanied dictator Yahya Jammeh on his constitutional sanctioned dialogue with the people tour. The accident which involved Jammeh’s presidential convoy happened after one of the drivers lose control and crashed his vehicle due to over speeding.
This is not the first time such fatal accidents occur involving the presidential convoy, the minister for works and infrastructure, Bala Garba Jahumpha was involved in one in 2014 around Basse, upper river region. He was evacuated for overseas treatment after the main hospital in Banjul did a referral for him to be treated outside the country due to lack of trained medical doctors.
The question on everyone’s lips now is why Fatoumata is not accorded the same opportunity as her condition is more critical and life threatening.
We are monitoring the situation and will keep you posted.