Demba Sowe’s journey back to earth starts as dead lawmaker’s body is set to arrive in Gambia on Friday

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The mortal remains of Demba Sowe will arrive in The Gambia on Friday, one week after the Niamina West national assembly member’s passing.

Mr Sowe died on 24 January in hospital in Morocco aged 40.

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The National Assembly in a statement on its official Facebook page on Wednesday said: “The Office of the Clerk is saddened to inform the general public that Hon. Demba Sowe, National Assembly Member for Niamina West Constituency passed away on Friday 24th January, 2020 in Casablanca, Kingdom of Morocco.

“The general public is hereby informed that the corpse of the late Hon. Demba Sowe, National Assembly Member for Niamina West will be repatriated from Casablanca, Kingdom of Morocco on Thursday 30th January, 2020 and will arrive Banjul in the early hours of Friday 31st January, 2020 via Royal Air Maroc.

“The body of the late Hon. Sowe shall be Laid-in-State at the National Assembly Chambers, on Friday 31st January, 2020 at 12 noon for Hon. Members, Government and the public to pay their last respects.

“The funeral shall take place same day at his home village, Nana village, Niamnia West at 5:00pm.”

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