The new Gambian President Adama Barrow held his first Press Conference as President on Saturday and said that every aspect of the country would need an overhaul after the former president Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year in power, but that the country’s notorious National Intelligence Agency (NIA) would remain.
President Barrow discussed wide range of issues with local and International news agencies and not least the issue of the NIA.
When asked whether the NIA will continue to exist, the President said yes, it’s necessary but the name has to change. “The rule of the law, that will be the order of the day,” he said, adding that training would be given to NIA’s operatives. Continue reading