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Sheriff Gomez removed, as Mambury Njie takes up Foreign Affairs

Apr 17, 2012, 1:17 PM

President Yahya Jammeh has removed newly-appointed interior minister Sheriff Gomez, a statement from the presidency announced yesterday.

Gomez, who served as minister of youth and sports before being appointed interior minister in February this year, is now replaced by former Fisheries and Water Resources minister, Lamin Kaba Bajo, who was until his appointment Gambia’s ambassador to Morocco.

The statement from the presidency, read on GRTS, said President Jammeh has also effected a cabinet reshuffle with effect from yesterday, re-appointing Mr Mambury Njie, the minister of Finance and Economic Affairs as the new minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Abdou Kolley, minister of Fisheries and Water Resources as the new minister of Finance and Economic Affairs.

President Jammeh also re-appointed Dr Momodou Tangara, former minister of Foreign Affairs as the new minister of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters.