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Director of Press Fatou Camara removed

Jun 14, 2011, 1:27 PM | Article By: Baboucarr Senghore

Barely three months after her appointment as Director of Press and Public Relations at the Office of the President, Ms Fatou Camara, presenter and host of the famous Fatou Show, has been removed from her position, The Point yesterday learned through reliable sources.

Though no reason for her removal was advanced to this paper, sources said Fatou’s removal took effect yesterday morning.

Having been credited for bringing massive transformation in government-independent media relations within her three months stint at the Office of the President, Fatou has also spent a three-year stint at the US Embassy in Banjul as Protocol/Military Liaison Assistant to the Ambassador.

During her time as DPPR, two leading national independent newspapers gained access to State House, as opposed to the era before her coming.

When contacted yesterday, Fatou Camara confirmed her removal to this paper.

"It was a good opportunity for me to serve the President and the Government of The Gambia to the best of my ability," she said.

According to Ms Camara, as a Gambian, she will always be happy to contribute her quota in national development.

"I have learnt a lot, and it was a good experience for me. I thank the President for giving me the opportunity to serve my country, and wish him and his government well," she added.