Adama Barrow has appointed Habib Saihou Drammeh as Minister of the Interior, on
Monday, 4 December 2017. He replaces Mai Ahmad Fatty who was removed on the
Before his appointment, Mr. Drammeh, 58, was the director general of The Gambia Tourism from 2001 to 2005, Slok Air, from September 2007 to August 2008. He was also the consultant to UNDP, Elton, FIB, lecturer, University of The Gambia and MDI. He was the also the managing director of Gambia Transport Service Company (GTSC).
Below is the full text of the release from the presidency:
“His Excellency, Mr Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia, has appointed Mr Habib Saihou Drammeh as Minister of Interior with effect from today, Monday, 4 December 2017.
On Wednesday, 6th December 2017, President Barrow will swear-in Mr Drammeh to fully assume the functions of his office as required by Section 71(3) of the Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia, which empowers the President to appoint cabinet ministers.
Mr Drammeh holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Corporate Strategy and industrial policy from Maastricht School of Management in The Netherlands over two decades ago. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of Manchester, in the UK in 1992 and a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Education/Geography from the University of Nigeria, in 1984.
Mr Drammeh has experience in diverse areas such as Human Resources Management, Strategic Management, Tourism Management and Marketing, Business Feasibility Studies. He also lectured at the University of The Gambia. He has over 30 years combined national and international experience acquired from Muslim High School, Gambia Public Enterprises Sector Consulting, and in the private sector.
Until his appointment, Mr Saihou Drammeh was General Manager of The Gambia Transport Service Company (GTSC).