President Barrow sacks VP Darboe, reshuffle cabinet |


President Adama Barrow, has sacked vice President A.N.M Ousainou Darboe with immediate effect today Friday  and Dr. Isatou Touray, minister of health has   been appointed to the position of the Vice President, while she will oversee the ministry of health until further notice.

In a  cabinet reshuffle and  acting under the provisions of sections 70 (5) (a), 71(4) (b) and Sections 70(3) and 71(3) of the Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia the Gambian leader also sacked Amadou Sanneh relieved of his cabinet appointment as Minister to Trade, Regional Integration, Industry and Employment.

He is replaced by   Mr Lamin Jobe as Minister of Trade, Regional Integration, Industry and Employment.

President Barrow also relieved Lamin N. Dibba Minister of Agriculture of his position, while  James Gomez, Minister of Fisheries and Water Resources will oversee the Agriculture Ministry until further notice.

The Voice report that no reasons has been no reasons have been advanced over the sacking of the three officials who are all members of the United Democratic Party.

For his appointment, Jobe 51 year old is a native of Sanchaba Sulay Jobe and holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from the University of Poona, India.

Mr Jobe worked at the Ministry of Finance and Trade from 1981 to 1996 before moving to the National Investment Promotion Authority and Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation respectively

For the country new vice president Dr. Isatou Touray is a Gambian politician, activist, and social reformer.

Darboe was appointed in June 2018 replacing Faoumata Jallow Tambajng.

 



The Voice Newspaper