The Gambia swears in new Vice-President, 8 ministers

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The President of The Gambia Adama Barrow presided on Monday over the swearing ceremony of new Vice-President Ousainou Darboe along with eight ministers at State House in Banjul.

The new ministers include Ebrima Sillah as the Minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure, Mambury Njie, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Lamin N. Dibba, Minister of Agriculture, Momodou Tangara, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Gambians Abroad, Musa Drammeh, Minister of Lands and Regional Government, Amadou Sanneh, Minister of Trade and Regional Integration, Hadrammeh Sidibeh, Minister, of Youth and Sports and Dr. Isatou Touray, Minister of Health and Social Welfare.

“The New Gambia calls for us to follow the right processes in the service of the nation. Thus, given all the huge challenges we face, the country cannot move at a snail pace. Rather, we must move together with vigour and seriousness,” he said.

He emphasized the need for attitudinal change towards national development process.

The Gambian leader has sacked the former Vice-President Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang, Information minister Demba Ali Jawo, Agriculture Minister Omar A. Jallow and Minister of Health and Social Welfare Saffie Lowe two weeks ago. There was no explanation given as to what led to their sacking.

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