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    Gambia's Barrow in first major Cabinet shakeup

    APA-Banjul (The Gambia)

    There has been a major shakeup to the composition of the government in Banjul, where President Adama Barrow has appointed career politician Ousainou Darboe as his new Vice President and redeployed Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajang to the Foreign Service.

    In his first major cabinet reshuffle since he came to power last year, President Barrow has replaced several ministers of his cabinet, according to a statement from his office on Friday.

    The reshuffle comes into effect on 29 June 2018.

    Under the new appointments, Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang has been replaced as VP by Ousainou Darboe, who until recently was Foreign Affairs minister.

    Ebrima Sillah who used to head the Gambia Radio and Television Services has been appointed to replace respected career journalist, Demba Jawo as Information and Communication Infrastructure minister.

    Lamin N. Dibba is the new minister of Agriculture, replacing Omar A Jallow.

    Career diplomat under the erstwhile government, Momodou Tangara has been appointed Foreign Affairs and Gambians Abroad minister.

    The new minister of Lands and Regional Government is Musa Drammeh while  Amadou Sanneh who used to be Economic Affairs minister is Trade and Regional Integration minister.

    Dr. Isatou Touray who used to man the Trade ministry is now Health and Social Welfare minister.

    Hadrammeh Sidibeh is a newcomer to the Gambian cabinet after being confirmed as Youths and Sports minister.

    Meanwhile, former Youths and Sports minister, Henry Gomez is now Special Youth Adviser to the President.  

    No appointment has been made yet to head the ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs.  


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