President Adama Barrow

(JollofNews) – President Adama Barrow of the Gambia has set up a panel to review the wrongful sacking of civil servants and other government officials by the previous regime of Yahya Jammeh.

The eight member panel which is headed by the secretary-general and head of the civil service will from Monday hear complains from former government employees who believe that they have been wrongfully sacked or dismissed from their jobs between September 1997 to December 2016 through executive directives of Mr Jammeh.

According to a communique from the Office of the President, the panel will sit three days a week and would hear recent cases first before moving to the old ones.

Mr Jammeh governed the Gambia from July 1994 to January 2017. During his tenure, thousands of civil servants were sacked from their jobs without any explanation.