Gambia appoints new US Ambassador

By Kebba Jeffang Jnr

President Adama Barow with Fadera
President Adama Barow with Fadera

The Gambia government has announced today the redeployment of its Secretary General Dawda Fadera to head the mission in Washington as the country’s ambassador to the United States.

His Excellency, Mr Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia, has with effect from today, 8thJanuary made the following re-deployment:

Mr Dawda D. Fadera, Secretary General and Head of Civil Service has been re-deployed to the Foreign Service and appointed as Ambassador of the Republic of The Gambia to Washington, the United State of America,” the statement from presidency stated.

The recently appoint Minister of Interior Habib Saihou Drammeh is confirmed to replace Fadera as the new Secretary General and Head of Civil Service.

Meanwhile, the statement also informed that, Ebrima M. Ballow has been appointed Minister of Interior.

“In the meantime, Mr. Bakary Sanyang has been appointed as Governor, Western region to replace Mr. Mballow,” stated the statement.

It was reported that Fadera’s predecessor Ebrima Sanneh who was appointed last year was rejected by the United States government which prompted his replacement.

However, there is no official statement from the government to confirm the status of Sanneh’s appointment dilemma in the US.

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