to official sources, Malik Jones, deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of
Information and Communication Infrastructure, has been appointed as the new director
general of GRTS with immediate effect.
Jones yesterday replaced Lamin Manga, who was GRTS DG during the period of the just-concluded presidential election (December 1, 2016). No official reason is known to this paper for the change.
Mr Jones is a veteran journalist who started his career in 1980 with Radio Gambia. In 2011, he served as deputy Director General of GRTS until 2013.
The same year he was appointed acting-Director General of GRTS and later in that year appointed deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Information until his recent appointment as GRTS boss.
Mr Jones is the first Gambian broadcast journalist to cover the World Cup in South Africa in 2010; this followed a record set by Pap Saine of The Point Newspaper, as the first Gambian journalist to cover the World Cup (three times) in 1990, 1994 and 1998.