Saturday, September 19, 2020

Gambia Armed Forces Is Concerned About Delay In Payment of Course Allowances

Must Read

Road To 3rd Republic: Halifa Explains Procedures Undertaken By CRC To Chart The Way Forward

By Momodou Jarju The national assembly member for Serrekunda has used part of his debate-time on The Gambia Promulgation Bill...

RE: President Adama Barrow Relaxes Nightly Curfew and Market Restrictions, Public Health Regulations Remain In Force

At the expiration of the State of Public Emergency by midnight tonight, His Excellency, President Adama Barrow, has decided...

33 New Cases of COVID-19 Registered, No New Death

By Nelson Manneh The Gambia has registered thirty-three new cases of the deadly Coronavirus, taking the total number of COVID-19...

Gambia Armed Forces Spokesperson said on Sunday that they are concerned about the delay in the payment of course allowances of their personnel in China and Turkey.

Major Lamin K Sanyang told Foroyaa: “We are concerned about the delay in payment of their allowances. They are comrades that we have been working with amicably in the Armed Forces. We are definitely working on getting their payment sorted out with the Personnel Management Office.”

Sanyang’s comments came on the heels of reports that GAF personnel in China were complaining the delay in the payment of their course allowances.

He said: “The delay in payment of course allowances does not only affect our students in China, some of our students in Turkey are also affected.”

According to Sanyang, these GAF personnel in China left the Gambia in phases, saying some of them left in July and some in August 2019. He was quick to add that some of them have returned home.

- Advertisement -

Sanyang said the Armed Forces received a letter from the Government sometime last year indicating that effective 1st January 2020, payment of course allowances would be handled from the Personnel Management Office.

He added: “Our finance department was working with the Ministry of Finance and the Personnel Management Office towards the implementation of this new directive. The director of Finance at GAF Lt Colonel Musa Jammeh normally communicates with their course senior Colonel Paul Arthur Gomez regarding how far we (GAF) have gone in pursuing their allowances with the PMO and the Ministry of Finance. He (Musa Jammeh) also normally communicates with Lt Colonel Abdoulie Jatta (their senior officer) regarding the efforts they are making at this end for the course allowances of the junior officers in Turkey to be paid by the Ministry of Finance.”

He clarified that the GAF personnel were paid their September, October and November allowances.

Sanyang said the delay in payment of course allowances is probably caused by the transfer in authority between the Ministry of Defence and the Personnel Management Office.

Latest News

Road To 3rd Republic: Halifa Explains Procedures Undertaken By CRC To Chart The Way Forward

By Momodou Jarju The national assembly member for Serrekunda has used part of his debate-time on The Gambia Promulgation Bill...
- Advertisement -

RE: President Adama Barrow Relaxes Nightly Curfew and Market Restrictions, Public Health Regulations Remain In Force

At the expiration of the State of Public Emergency by midnight tonight, His Excellency, President Adama Barrow, has decided to relax the night curfew...

33 New Cases of COVID-19 Registered, No New Death

By Nelson Manneh The Gambia has registered thirty-three new cases of the deadly Coronavirus, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the...

SoNA 2020: Barrow Assures Gambians General Elections Will Be Conducted in 2021

By Momodou Jarju President Adama Barrow has assured Gambians that his-led administration is committed to the conducting of the 2021 general elections. He said this while...

What Did Speaker Denton tells the National Assembly members on the impasse regarding media coverage of the sittings?

In her opening remarks, the Speaker indicated that she would like to inform the members the issue raised by the member for Serrekunda regarding...
- Advertisement -

People Also Read This