Thursday, April 17, 2008
The protracted case involving Momodou Jarju, vice President of the MRC Worker's Union and Alieu Faal, chief shop steward of the MRC worker's union, on Wednesday resumed at the court, before Justice Yeboah of the Banjul High court.
The first plaintiff Momodou Jarju, continued his evidence in chief.
Continuing his evidence in chief, Momodou Jarju said he did not have any warning letter from the Management of MRC before he was fired. He revealed that, he was the Vice Chairman of the MRC Worker's Union for some time and he played many important roles in that capacity. Mr Jarju admitted he once attended a meeting where it was said that no food shall be brought to the ward.
Mr Jarju described terminations of his services by the management of MRC as unjustifiable. Jarju added that he has never at any time disregarded the orders of the MRC management.
During cross examination by the defence counsel, Bola Carrol, Mr Momodou Jarju maintained that, he has never placed any press article at Radio Gambia in contraventions of the MRC staff conduct. He added that he had never wrote anything contained in exhibit A "the termination letter" of his services at the MRC.
According to Jarju, he was together with the chairman of the MRC worker's union the day he was accused of taking food to the MRC ward.
Further responding to defense counsel's comment, if it was because of he (Mr Jarju) and his co-accused's active role in the MRC industrial strike which led to their sacking and the subsequent suspension of some members of the worker's union, Momodou Jarju said he did not play any active role in that said strike.
Author: by Sanna Jawara