UDP dominated coalition cabinet sworn in, as PDOIS seems left out
The swearing in ceremony of the members of the new cabinet just concluded today at the Kairaba Hotel in Kolili, The Gambia, with what many termed as absolute domination by the President's original party with at least 4 of the most important government ministries gone to the UDP as opposed only one for the rest and two to PPP.
Absent notably from the list, is the PDOIS' leader, Halifa Sallah and his deputy Sidia Jatta, with rumours that they were in fact given the low ministerial jobs of social welfare and the education respectively, with many outrageous that afterall, PDOIS initiated the coalition and when everyone left the country or were in hiding, Halifa Sallah continued to assured the nation and was in fact critical in saving the nation from war and ensuring the safety of the citizenry.
The list is as below:
A.N.M. Ousainou Darboe UDP - Minister of Foreign Affairs;
Mr. Amadou Sanneh - UDP = Minister of Finance & Economic Affairs,
Lamin Dibba - UDP - Local Government & Lands Minister;
Hamat N.K. Bah - NRP - Minister of Tourism;
Omar Amadou Jallow (OJ) PPP - Minister of Agriculture,
James Furmus Gomez, PPP new Minister Forestry & Fisheries,
Lawyer Ba Tambedou, Attorney General & Minister of Justice,
Mr. Mai Ahmad Fatty, GMC - new Minister of The Interior,
Mr. Henry Gomez GDPD - Youth, Sports & Culture Minister,
Dr. Isatou Jarra Touray Independent Candidate Trade, Industry & Employment Minister.