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Jammeh names more ministers in new cabinet

Feb 8, 2012, 1:12 PM

President Yahya Tuesday continued his appointment of ministers as part of his new cabinet, retaining Ms Fatim Badjie as minister of Health and Social Welfare, and also appointing Mr Kebba Touray, Gambia’s ambassador to Spain, as the new minister of Trade, Employment and Regional Integration.

The latest appointments, according to news release from the presidency, followed the retaining of Aja Dr Isatou Njie-Saidy as vice president, Ousman Sonko as interior minister, Fatou Mass Jobe-Njie as tourism minister and Mambury Njie as finance minister.

Also retained in the new cabinet were Dr Momodou Tangara as minister of Foreign Affairs, International Relations and Gambians abroad, Dr Mariama Sarr-Ceesay as minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, and Abdou Colley, who was now appointed as the new minister of Fisheries and Water Resources.

It is worth noting that President Jammeh last week dissolved his entire cabinet which consisted of 16 ministers, two months after he was re-elected to another fourth five-year term of office as President of the Republic of The Gambia.

Prior to dissolving cabinet, the ministries of works, construction and infrastructure; agriculture; and energy were being overseen by the Office of the President.