20 NEW AMBASSADORS APPOINTED

20 NEW AMBASSADORS APPOINTED

The Standard newspaper has authoritatively learnt that there has been a major reshuffle in the country’s major diplomatic postings with the appointment of at least 20 new ambassadors in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas.
The new ambassadors are: Ebrima Ndure (former chief of protocol to President Jawara) as ambassador to Senegal; Francis Blain (former international civil servant) to UK; Femi Peters (UDP senior executive member) to Sierra Leone; Alasan Jammeh (former permanent secretary) to Morocco.

Amadou Taal (longtime UDP member and author) to Nigeria; Ousman Bargie (former Armed Forces CDS) to Cuba; Mawdo Juwara (career diplomat) to Mauritania; Sulayman Alieu Jack (former international consultant) to Addis Ababa and the AU; Ramzia Diab-Ghanim (former parliamentarian) to Malaysia.

Abdoulie Bojang (former House Speaker) to South Africa; Jainaba Jagne to India; Faye Ceesay (former insurance executive) to China; Musa Sonko to Bissau; Kemeseng Jammeh (former parliamentary minority leader) to Turkey; Momodou Lamin Sedat Jobe (former Foreign minister) to France; Jainaba Bah (wife to former Ambassador M Sarjo Jallow) to Russia; Ebrima Manneh (former permanent secretary) to US.

OG Sallah, Lamin Yabou, Teneng Mba Jaiteh and Momodou Tangara remain en post in Saudi Arabia, Spain, Brussels/EU and the UN respectively. Mr Mustapha Bojang son of paramount chief Sanjally Bojang of Brikama returns to Jeddah as head of the consulate where he had served for many years before being removed by Jammeh.
The appointments were confirmed to this paper by the first permanent secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Njogu Saer Bah.

Source : Standard

  1. Human Darboe

    Great breff this peoples are kepibul for this post that government give them so we pray for them back word never fowder ever for this great New Nations Sweet New Gambia

  2. Anonymous

    GAMBIA SHOULD NOW DECIDE FOR PRESIDENTIAL TERM LIMIT
    GAMBIA SHOULD NOW DECIDE FOR PRESIDENTIAL TERM LIMIT
    GAMBIA SHOULD NOW DECIDE FOR PRESIDENTIAL TERM LIMIT.

  3. Baluta

    Human Darboe! Sad. Despite, all what some of these people did to Gambia in 22yrs! one of them was even part of the legislative body to extend Jammeh’s presidency after lossing the elections! Chei Gambia. Blind supporters!

  4. Nyancho

    It is a pity that the role of an Ambassador is more often than not misconstrued in the Gambia.
    The simple reason is that the Foreign Ministry, which should advise the President on all diplomatic matters in the absence of a diplomatic adviser in the office of the President, still suffers from a lack of trained, professional, career diplomats like in other countries.
    So the position of Ambassador has become a simple “thank you” job.
    Any Tom, Dick and Harry can be appointed Ambassador right from the streets or from the gutter. Even though one can have a few or handful of political appointees.
    The Gambia has been suffering from this abnormality since independence. This is the reason why we have no coherent, meaningful, well articulated foreign policy capable of delivering tangible outcomes in the national interest.
    In other countries, diplomats undergo professional training and due diligence and security screening. They are not recycled from the cvil service or the army or from whatever. They are certanly not square pegs in round holes the as the case unfortunately has been and is in the Gambia until today with last batch of diplomatic appointments.
    The same applies to the privilege of being issued with diplomatic or service passport.
    This is the sad state of affairs.

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