Gambia’s top commentator, academic dies

Dr Boro Susso

Dr Boro Susso

Mustapha K Darboe

Dr Boro Susso, a Gambian academics and a former lecturer at the University of the Gambia has died yesterday at around 1am at Pakala Clinic where he was admitted on Saturday, August 29.

He was survived by two wives and seven children one of which, Bakary Susso, is an enthusiastic architect based in United States.

He was 70.

He was laid to rest in Basang, his home town at 5pm on the same day.

Dr Susso was dismissed from the UTG in 2009 where he served as the head of university’s social science department.

Following his dismissal, Dr Susso has been lecturing in the development studies department at Stratford College of Management where he was until his demise.

Dr Susso was one of the founding members of the United Democratic Party, a leading opposition party in the country, and has been very influential within the party’s executive where he has served.

He has also been an outspoken commentator on various development issues in the country and has recently spoken to torchongambia on the country’s rising domestic debt.

Speaking to the torchongambia following his arrival at Bansang, Lawyer Ousainou Darboe described Boro’s demise as the “biggest loss for him”.

“It is the biggest loss for me personally. He (Boro) was not a political ally- he was a friend and a brother. But of course his association with the United Democratic Party is well-known and that was why he was sacked from the University of the Gambia which was a big loss for The Gambia,” Darboe said.

“He was pivotal and very prominent for the intellectual make-up of the UDP. He has also been constantly on media and other platforms contributing to national discourse on different issues relevant for the country’s development. I would say that this is a big loss for The Gambia.”

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