The secretary general of the Writers association of The Gambia (WAG), Modou Lamin Age-Almusaf Sowe has resigned from his position as Secretary General of the Association. Mr Sowe is said to have resigned as a result of allegations of fraud and sexual harassment levelled against him by several members of the association.
The news of WAG secretary general’s resignation has been confirmed by the president of Writers association of The Gambia, Cherno Omar Barry. In a media release issued late Monday night, Cherno Omar Barry and his association endeavored to stay clear of the allegations levelled against Modou Lamin Age-Almusaf Sowe.
“The Association Executive wishes to clarify here that it was not aware of these allegations and that executive members are deeply shocked to hear this knowing how Mr Sowe has been very resourceful and active in his position“.
Further digging into its strategy of staying away and dissociating itself from the alleged compromising behavior of the resigned secretary general of WAG, the president of the association, Cherno Omar Barry unequivocally stated Modou Lamin Age-Almusaf Sowe can no longer speak or represent WAG. “We therefore inform all that Mr Sowe no longer represents the association“. A message, the media release adressed to “the members of the association” and its “respected partners“.
Meanwhile, “Kebba Mamburay will serve as the acting Secretary General until the next General Assembly when the position of Secretary General shall be filled“, according to Cherno Omar Barry.
The president of the Writers association also took the careful steps of aligning WAG in a seeming equavalency as regards whatever outcome may result of what looks like a coming long saga with possible court ramifications.
“If these allegations are proven true, the Association condemns these despicable actions vehemently and would not associate with anyone known for such actions. We encourage Mr Sowe to therefore endeavor to clear his name if he is innocent before this becomes irreparable damage to his character and personality“, the president of Gambia writers association, Cherno Omar Barry said.