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Saturday, September 26, 2020

I have no regrets- Kurang

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Sacked secretary of the Janneh Commission, Alhagie Mamadi Kurang formally parted with the Commission yesterday saying he has nothing against the commission, adding that he wished it completes its assignment with success.

Kurang, who was sacked after he raised allegations against lead counsel Amie Bensouda, also added that history and the public shall be the judge. “I have no regret for the job which I did and I wish the best for the people I met and worked with.”

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When asked what next for him now, Mr Kurang, the proprietor of Jollof Tutors, burst into laughter and said: “I was a simple teacher before the Commission and once a teacher, always a teacher.”
Kurang handed his desk and files over to his successor Ramatoulie Sarr, who was appointed by the Ministry of Justice following a standoff between him Counsel Bensouda.

Mr Kurang had accused the lead counsel of “orchestrating political interference in frustrating” the sale of impounded tractors of former president Jammeh, manipulation and interference of the commission’s budget by authorising or engaging in “wasteful and unnecessary foreign trips” among others. However Justice Minister Tambadou at a press conference said Mr Kurang made a number of unproven allegations against Counsel Amie Bensouda which went beyond the confines of his administrative authority “which was principally to execute the orders of the Commission and not to question the wisdom or motivations underpinning those orders.” And as a result of that, he said Kurang’s position as Secretary to the Commission became untenable and had to go.

Meanwhile staff who worked under Mr Kurang bade him farewell with some soothing words, describing him as a good man with integrity who is always respectful and ready to help them anytime and always fought for their rights at all cost.

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