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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Observer MD Mbowe sacked

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The managing director of the Daily Observer, Pa Modou Mbowe, has been sacked, credible sources told The standard yesterday.
Mr Mbowe has been asked to hand over to Momodou Saidy, the Editor-in-Chief who alongside Mr Mbowe was the subject of a petition recently written by the newspaper’s staff calling for their immediate resignation.
Last night, a source within the company said: ”Yes the MD has been given his letter of sacking by the new overseers and has been asked to hand over to Momodou Saidy.” The company is now taken over by August Prom, the firm selected by Government to oversee frozen assets of former President Yahya Jammeh which include the Daily Observer.

Mr Mbowe was appointed less than a year ago soon after he arrived from the UK where he was active member of the then ruling APRC UK Chapter.
His removal also came after talks between the company and the tax authorities failed over arrears accrued over decade period.

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Mr Mbowe had said the tax arrears were accumulated well before he became MD and accused the GRA of not collecting the tax when it was just a little sum until now when it runs into millions.

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