May 9, 2008, 7:26 AM
Reports reaching The Point have confirmed that Kanimang Sanneh has been appointed acting governor of the Upper River Region, URR.
Mr Sanneh a former chairman of Basse Area Council replaced Omar Khan, who was removed last week.
Mr Khan held the position of URR Governor for the past nine years.
Meanwhile, this was not the first time Kanimang Sanneh was appointed URR governor.
In April 2011, he was briefly named as the region’s governor to replace Omar Khan, only for the incumbent to be re-appointed two days later.
Mr Sanneh confirmed his appointment to this reporter, and said it took effect on Tuesday September 3rd, 2013.
He expressed gratitude to President Jammeh for the appointment, describing it as yet another show of magnanimity by the Gambian leader.
Sanneh is no stranger to URR politics and local administration, as he had served as chairman of the Basse Area Council (BSAC) from 2002 to 2007.
Prior to that, he served as the first National Assembly member for Jimara Constituency in the Second Republic under the APRC from 1997 to 2002.