President Jammeh Effects Mini Cabinet Reshuffle
President Alhagie Yahya Jammeh last Wednesday, 19th March 2008 effected yet another mini cabinet reshuffle. The latest executive exercise saw Secretary of State for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Mr. Abdoulie Sallah; Secretary of State for Tourism and Culture, Ms Angela Colley; and Secretary of State for Communications and Information Technology, Mrs. Neneh Macdouall-Gaye, of their cabinet appointments.
In replacement he has appointed Dr. Omar Touray as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; Ms. Fatim Badjie as Secretary of State for Communications and Information Technology and Ms. Nancy Njie, Deputy Mayoress of Banjul, as Secretary of State for Tourism and Culture.
Mr. Crispin Grey-Johnson, until then the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, has been reassigned as Secretary of State for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, a portfolio he had served in initially as its first Secretary of State.
Meanwhile Abdoulie Sallah has been appointed as Secretary to the Cabinet, Ms. Angela Colley as Ambassador to the federal
Mrs. Tenengmba Jaiteh has also been appointed Secretary-General and Head of the Civil Service whiles Mr. Ousman Jammeh, till then the Secretary-General and Head of Civil Service and Secretary of state for Petroleum and Energy, retains his cabinet appointment.
In a related development, Mr. Alieu Mboge, who was the Interim Chairman of Banjul City Council, has been appointed as Director General Gambia Tourism Authority (GTA), replacing Mr. Kaliba Senghore who is now Permanent Secretary at the Department of State for Tourism and Culture.
Dr. Amadou Sowe, Permanent Secretary at the Department of State for Agriculture, has been removed and replaced by Mr. Bakary Trawally, who was Head of Pest Management Unit at Yundum.
Ms. Fatim Badjie, 24, is
Dr. Omar Alieu Touray, 43, a native of Farafenni, holds both a Masters and PhD degrees in International Relations. He was first recruited into the civil service as Senior Assistant Secretary at the then Ministry of External Affairs in 1995.
Author of several books, including The
In September 2007, he was nominated Ambassador and Permanent Representative of The Gambia to United Nations in
Mrs. Nancy Njie, 42, completed her studies at the