The president of the Republic, His Excellency, Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh has received a condolence message from Mustapha Bojang, Gambia's consul general in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on the demise of the former director general of the Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS), Alhaji Momodou Sanyang.
The message reads:
It is with deep sorrow and profound sadness that we learned of the demise of our dear brother, Alhaji Momodou Sanyang, the former Director General of GRTS on Saturday the 29th December 2012.
We all noticed how he was active and visible around your Excellency in State Affairs, Cultural and Agricultural activities, one of the people around Your Excellency who can always be counted upon to maintain the trust and support of Your Excellency in matters of national development, that support that enable him to systematically sustain developments of the GRTS into an up to date, modern and international.
Your Excellency, through your esteemed high office, on my behalf and on behalf of the protocol welfare officer Mr. Edrisa Badjie, the staff of the Gambia consulate in Jeddah, and the entire Gambian community in Jeddah, we convey our heartfelt condolences to Your Excellency, the bereaved family, the entire staff of the GRTS, and the government and Gambian people at large.
The consulate in collaboration with the Gambian community in Jeddah will perform recitations of the Holy Quran on Friday the 4th of January 2013 at the Chancery building at 5:00pm as prayer for the departed soul.
May his soul rest in perfect peace and may Allah the Almighty grant him everlasting respite in heaven.