Tributes pour in for Sise Jaha Sawaneh, as nation mourns
Following news of the the death of journalist Sise Jaha Sawaneh, there has been an outpouring of grief with many recognizing her efforts in journalism and women’s empowerment.
Leading off with tributes, Gambia Football Federation CEO and General Secretary, Lamin Jassey laments:
“I write this eulogy with tears flowing from my eyes, I write this eulogy with a heavy heart and with great sorrow.
Sise has been a spectacular and passionate young lady who invested a great deal of her time and interest in the advocacy for women empowerment and inclusion”.
For Fatu Camara, media doyen and proprietor of Fatu Network the sense of loss at Sise’s demise permeates through personal and professional levels. Her words:
“I am deeply shocked and filled with grief over the passing of a colleague in the media, a little sister and a friend, Sise..Like everyone else, I am totally devastated..Allah knows best”.
While mourning the loss of Sise, prominent Women’s rights activist Jaha Dukureh who had worked closely with her in combating injustices against women in The Gambia enunciated the development is to the country’s loss.
“It can’t be right. God please grant my sister Janna. Today is a loss for our country”,she wept.
Veteran teacher and activist, Musa Bah recalled from recesses of memory despite the raw sense of loss:
“I am overwhelmed with sadness after hearing of the demise of Sise Jaha Sawaneh. She was such a friendly person. She was open, hard working and truly brilliant. I am at a loss for words. The Gambia has lost a great daughter. May Allah have mercy on her. May she be admitted into the highest Jannah”.