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General Masanneh Kinteh appointed as President Barrow’s military aide

Jan 26, 2017, 11:15 AM | Article By: Kaddijatou Jawo

Lt. General Masanneh Kinteh has been appointed as President Adama Barrow’s close military aide with immediate effect.

This appointment was announced yesterday by the Coalition Spokesperson, Halifa Sallah, at a press conference held at the Kairaba Beach Hotel.

General Kinteh will work closely with President Barrow to help him execute his duties firmly as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and security forces.

The President is banking on his vast experience, as a veteran military officer and a former Chief of Defence Staff of the Gambia Armed Forces, and as someone who has knowledge of the Gambia Armed Forces.

He was appointed deputy Chief of Mission at the Gambia Embassy in Havana, Cuba, in 2012.

After over two decades in the military, Kinteh, a seasoned officer with a wealth of command experience, is deemed competent enough to serve as President Barrow’s close aide.