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Bala Garba Jahumpa bounces back as Transport Minister

Sep 29, 2016, 10:40 AM

President Yahya Jammeh has appointed Bala Garba Jahumpa as Minister for Transport, Works and Infrastructure with immediate effect, a post he held up to August when he was appointed Gambia’s Ambassador to India.

Jahumpa has served in various ministries in Jammeh’s government. He is also the Secretary General of the ruling APRC party.

Dodou Bammy Jagne, who was occupying the post since 18 August 2016, has been relieved of his appointment.

Jagne first entered the Cabinet on 30 June 2016 as SG and head of the Civil Service and Minister of Presidential Affairs, until 18 August.

Sulayman Samba, Minister for Presidential Affairs, has been relieved of that post, but he is still Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service.