The president’s office in The Gambia has been transferred from the Kairaba Beach hotel in Kololi to the Vice President’s residence in the tourist area of Fajara, 15 km from the capital Banjul, according to sources close to the presidency.
President Barrow, who started a three-day European tour on Tuesday, is expected to occupy the residence of Vice-President Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang on his return to Banjul later this week.
No details were provided on the length of her stay at the residence of the Vice-President, which is a property of the State.
This situation had raised an outcry over expenses for his maintenance at the hotel, which were several tens of thousands of dollars each week.
The presidential palace in Banjul is not yet occupied by its tenant since the departure in exile of his predecessor Yahya Jammeh in January, due to reports that the complex was rendered uninhabitable by his former occupant.
Security checks are still underway at State House (Presidential Palace), almost two months after Jammeh’s departure.