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Former Gambian Ambassador to Guinea Bissau Sues Gambian Government to Court Over Alleged Wrongful Termination of Service

Musa Sonko, former Gambian Ambassador to Guinea Bissau has filed a lawsuit against the Attorney General and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, demanding more than six million dalasi (D6M) from the state over issues relative to his termination of his services as head of the diplomatic mission in Bissau.

Musa Sonko

Counsel to Musa Sonko, Barrister Lamin LK Mboge described Gambia Government’s decision to terminate Musa’s contact as unfair. “We’ve exhausted all necessary means to get compensated for all his dues, Barrister Mboge tells The Chronicle. ‘’The Ministry of Justice just abruptly recall my clients from the mission without explanations and compensations. ‘’The matter is now before the court and will proceed at the high court immediately High Court Judges come from vacation, he said.

The former Ambassador is also claiming D78, 270, D236 educational allowances for four children, D70, 434 for 84days pending allowances, D236, 880 pending gratuities for domestic staff, D70, 434 pending travel allowances, D150, 000 travel cost for him and his entire family from Guinea Bissau, D236, 880 for salaries of domestic staff that was blocked by the deputy mission among other demands.

Musa who was appointed as head of Gambian mission in Guinea Bissau with accreditation to Cape Verde and Guinea Conakry in 2017, was unceremoniously recalled in November 2018 after serving for one year five months.

Until his appointment Musa Sonko has been serving as the Deputy Party Leader of the National Reconciliation Party (NRP) and also serve as the Co-Chairperson of the Coalition 2016.

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