Receiving the delegation, Ba Ansu Darboe, father of the late Lamin Darboe expressed gratitude to the role played by the media fraternity of the country as news of his son’s death spread like a wild fire across the length and breadth of The Gambia.
According to the old man, when he first heard the news, he could not believe it as his son was not complaining of any sickness or any other thing like that but was quick to add that it was Allah who gave them Lamin Darboe and it was the same Allah who took him away from them.
Ba- Ansu described his son as someone very respectful, hardworking, trustworthy, and obedient and above all a devout Muslim.
“If I want to say all his good characters here, we will be here the whole day. Lamin is someone who really loved his people and will go the extra mile to satisfy them,” he said.
He further said that his family will stand shoulder to shoulder with all the relevant authorities to see that justice is done in the interest of all.
The old man who at one point broke into tears together with some family members said if the Ports Authority had put in place proper precautionary measures, the late Lamin A. Darboe’s incident would have been a different story today.
He spoke at length how the family will miss Lamin and the vacuum he left behind but quick to add again that Allah the creator and the merciful will be there for them.
Ba-Ansu finally prayed for the departed soul of Lamin and the souls of all those who have departed to rest in perfect peace.
From the family house, the delegation proceeded to visit the six class room block constructed by Lamin and his white partner. The school taught children Arabic and English up to grade six.