By Patience Loum, Banjul, The Gambia – Monday, December 2, 2019.
The Presidency of The Gambia has cancelled a meeting with Bwiam locals scheduled for Monday, December 2, 2019. The cancellation has been triggered by the death of a 5-year-old girl in Bwiam, a small town in Southwestern Gambia in the Foni Kansala District in the Western Division during the completion of the first half nationwide tour of Gambia’s President, Adama Barrow.
Fatou Sanyang on Saturday November 30, 2019, alongside three others seriously injured were involved in a car crash during the president’s return from his nationwide tour. The injured victims are currently at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital receiving treatments.
“Fatou Sanyang, a young girl of five years from Bwiam was confirmed to have lost her life on the spot while three other people sustained serious injuries. They are now receiving medical care at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul,” a statement from State House has confirmed.
President Adama Barrow paid a visit to the victims at the hospital showing remorse and sadness. “We sought prayers and blessing just to avoid such occurrences before I departed on this tour. I am indeed very sorry that you have to experience such pain,” Barrow said.
When the president asked the victims how the accident actually occurred, one Maimuna Banja, sister to one of the victims narrated the incident occurred just immediately after the president’s convoy had passed.
Kumba, sister to the deceased thanked the president for showing support saying “We appreciate your coming to see our sister. It was destined that it will be meted to her.”
Adama Barrow gave an undisclosed amount of money to the victims including the deceased and prayed for the speedy recovery of those hospitalized, National Telegraph has confirmed.