Aug 18, 2009, 5:44 AM
President Yahya Jammeh on Monday announced the promotion of many senior army officers, key among them was the promotion of Major-General Lang Tombong Tamba, the Chief of Defence Staff to the rank of Lieutenant-General.
Ranging from the ranks of Staff Sergeant to Lieutenant-General, this announcement was made by President Jammeh at an event that coincided with the laying of the foundation stone for the construction of the
"You can play hide-and-seek game with Yahya Jammeh, but you cannot fool Allah. So nobody can fool me. You have to work hard. This is not the end of the announcement for promotions. We still have more promotions to make," Jammeh stated.
According to him, the promotions are based on performance and not tribe, seniority or religion. President Jammeh reminded the gathering that he will surprise Gambians with more new things in every major national celebration. He cited the recent promotion as one of the surprise packages.
The promoted officers included Staff Sergeant Momodou Jallow, who has been promoted to the rank of Captain, whilst Captain Bora Colley, Captain Badjie, Captain Amadou Joof, Captain Ensa Tamba, Lieutenant Arafang, Captain Alhagie Sanneh and Captain Njagga Sanneh, were all promoted to the rank of Major
Major Arthur Gomez, Major Yero Jallow, Major Ismaila Sanyang, Major Kawsu Camara, Major Hina Sambou, Major Mariama Sonko, Captain Arabiatou Badjie, Major Mam Matarr Secka, Major Ma Lamin Jarjue, Major Alhagie Martin and Major Umpa Mendy were all promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Lieutenant Colonel Madani Senghore, Lieutenant Colonel Momodou Sowe, Lieutenant Colonel Lamin Bojang, Lieutenant Colonel Gibriel Bojang, Lieutenant Colonel Serign Modou Njie, and Major Rabiatou BK Sanneh, were all promoted to the rank of Colonel, while Lieutenant Colonel Sillah Kujabi, Lieutenant Colonel Sarjo Fofana, Major Saikou Seckan, Lieutenant Colonel Ousman Badjie, Lieutenant Colonel Omar Bun Mbaye, Lieutenant Colonel Ebrima Bah and Lieutenant Colonel Yakuba Drammeh, were promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General
Colonel Masanneh Kinteh, the Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, was promoted to the rank of Major-General.