Jul 17, 2009, 6:28 AM
Manlafi Jarju, the former Secretary of State for Local Government and Lands, has been appointed as the new APRC Secretary General, this paper can reveal. Mr. Jarju's appointment was reported to have taken effect last Wednesday, 30th April, 2008.
This position has been vacant since the exclusion of Mr. Edward Singhateh, former Secretary of State for Forestry and Environment who was also the Secretary General of the ruling APRC party.
When contacted, Mr. Jarju confirmed his new appointment and had this to say: "This is a clear indication that the President has trust and confidence in me. I am quite appreciative and hope to deliver to the expectation of the party leader who appointed me".
According to Manlafi Jarju, APRC is a big party but he would do all he can to strengthen and consolidate its membership. "I do not have much to say but to thank the President for selecting me to this important position," he said.
Mr. Jarju called on all Gambians to come forward and join the ruling APRC party. The APRC , he went on, is the only party that can take the country forward.