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Colonel Bah is new Minister of the Interior

Sep 20, 2016, 11:11 AM

(Issue, Monday, 19 September 2016)

 President Yahya Jammeh has decided to relieve Ousman Sonko of his appointment as Minister of the Interior, with effect 16 September 2016.

In the same vein, Colonel Mamadou Alieu Bah has replaced Mr Sonko, official sources said.

Ousman Sonko was the longest serving minister of the Interior in the Second Republic (ten-year service). He first joined the Cabinet in 2006, and was removed in April 2012 and appointed Gambia’s ambassador to Spain. 

On May 7, 2012 he bounced back as minister of the Interior and held the post until 16 September 2016, when he was relieved of his appointment.

Mamadou Alieu Bah was a mathematics teacher in Bwiam Secondary School in 1992-1993.

From 1993 to 1995, he worked for the defunct Continent Bank.

He joined the Gambia Armed Forces in 1996, and had military training in Turkey and Taiwan.

Up to his appointment on Friday 16 September 2016, he was the director of Finance of the Gambia National Army.