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Aki Bayo Is New Gambian Ambassador to Russia

May 11, 2016, 12:17 PM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

Hon. Momodou Aki Bayo, new Gambian Ambassador to Russia, was born in Basse Santasu, Upper River Region. He is the first Gambian Ambassador accredited to Moscow, Russia.

He attended Gunjur Primary School, in the Kombo South district of the West Coast Region.

Bayo was one of the pupils with best results in the Government Scholarship Examinations, and he proceeded to Gambia High School as a scholarship holder.

Hon. Bayo’s academic record

-Qualified Teacher’s Certificate Yundum College

-LL.M. (International Law, Moscow) USSR

-Advanced Diploma in Public Administration, University of Manchester, UK

-MA (Econs) (Development Studies) University of Manchester, UK

-Certificate in Privatization Strategies and Techniques, George Washington University USA

Work Experience

-Unqualified Teacher

-Qualified Teacher

-Graduate Executive Officer

-Asst. Secretary Ministry of Tourism

-Secretary Public Service Commission

-Senior Assistant Secretary Ministry of Economic Affairs

-Senior Assistant Secretary Office of the President

-Under Secretary, Ministry of Works and Communications

-Deputy Permanent Secretary Ministry of Works and Communications

-Commissioner-North Bank Division (Region)

-Deputy Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education

-Commissioner-Upper River Region

-Permanent Secretary-Office of the Vice Chairman State House

-Permanent Secretary-Department (State) for Interior

-Principal Assistant Registrar-University of The Gambia

-Administrative Secretary-Regional Maritime University, Accra Ghana

-Chief Administrator –Regional Maritime University, Accra Ghana

-Director General-Gambia Maritime Administration

-Permanent Secretary one-Ministry of Foreign Affairs

-Minister of Lands and Regional Government


-Secretary to the National Consultative Committee of the AFPRC programme and Timetable for transition to Democratic Constitutional Rule in The Gambia.

-Participated in the Local Government Planning and Organization Project’ under Operation Crossroads Africa. (Africa Leaders Programme, USA) and travelled to over fifteen states of the USA.

- Secretary General, Gambia Students Union USSR

- Executive Member, Gambia National Youth Council

-Co-founder of the Super 10 Social Group, Brikama

-Co-founder and Secretary General, Social and Literary Society, Teachers Training College, Yundum, The Gambia

-Member of the Debating Society, Gambia High School

-Member of the Drama Society, Gambia High School




-Servicing Mankind

Married to Maimuna Sowe and Late Nyanya Bah, blessed with children.