Bombshell: Amie Bojang denies lobbying president Barrow in favour of Golden Lead
A reliable source with close family ties to Press Director of State House, Amie Bojang-Sissoho, has disclosed her engagement in efforts to lobby president Barrow in favour of Golden Lead whose local partner Alagie Conteh is her cousin.
Photo: Amie Bojang-Sissoho - State House Press Director
Speaking to this medium on the strictest condition of anonymity, the source revealed:
“I am extremely sympathetic to the cause of our people in trying to end the environmental damage, but it’s going to be hard when our own Amie Bojang is holding brief for our adversaries and exploiters of our environment and resources. Alagie Conteh is my cousin just like Amie Bojang-Sissaho whom I met in The Gambia on my visit, but from what Amie confided to me she is not sympathetic to our cause. She categorically told me Amadou Scattred Jammeh and co are wasting their time because she has the president’s ear,”. The source further maintained that the stance of the president’s image maker with direct Gunjur provenances is all the more “disappointing” and “disgraceful” because her father, late Hatab Bojang, spoke against injustice leading to his incarceration under Jawara’s regime.
“I can tell you that the late Hatab Bojang is not looking down from heaven and smiling on her daughter and my sister because what she is doing is against everything he believed in. She should have been the voice of Gunjurians given her proximity and face time with the president, but alas she is beholden to corporate interests of Alagie Conteh and Golden Leas . Time will tell,” concluded the source. Amie Bojang-Sissoho was contacted by Gunjur Online in pursuit of her right to reply. She retorted: “Thanks for contacting me. However, I would not give honour to this lie by replying to it. Thank you”. Prior to her new position, Amie Bojang had worked as a journalist with state broadcaster, GRTS before joining Gamcotrap which campaigns against female genital mutilation(FGM) She later became press secretary to President Barrow during the transition, a position she continues to serve in after the inauguration of the new government.