Update on request for interview with Foreign Affairs on EU-Gambia relations

By Sailu Bah
Efforts are still ongoing and have not yet materialised for anBala Gaba Jahumpa
interview with Mr. Bala Garba Jahumpa, the Minister of Foreign
Affairs, on the present state of relations between the Gambia
Government and European Union following his statement denouncing theEU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as an arrangement designed
to continue the exploitation and impoverishment of the African
continent.
A letter was written to the Foreign Affairs ministry on 2 December
2014 requesting for an interview with the minister to enable him shed
more light on the government’s position regarding the EPAs and its
relations with the EU among other related issues.
When this reporter visited the ministry in a follow up on Wednesday,
17 December, the Secretary acknowledged receipt of the letter and
promised that they will get back to Foroyaa as soon as the request for an
interview is granted. It was said that Minister Jahumpa was out of
the country and would be back by the following week.
Visiting the ministry again on Monday, 22nd December, the Secretary
confirmed that the request has been forwarded to the Minister and that
they will call Foroyaa if the request is accepted.