After many months of waiting, the President of The Gambia Adama Barrow has finally appointed Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang as his vice-president. The President made the announcement on his Twitter page on Thursday, ending months of uncertainty.
Barrow, who defeated the now exiled former President Yahya Jammeh in general elections in December 2016, had named Mrs. Jallow-Tambajang as his deputy in January this year but she had exceeded the legal age-limit to occupy the position.
A week-long training programme delivered in July to the Hansard team of the National Assembly of The Gambia by Tynwald Head of Hansard Ellen Callister has proved the successful first phase of a joint project sponsored by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) working with the UK Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA UK) in a move ‘to bring parliament to the people’ of the West African republic.
Present during the lunching was Hon. Suwaibou Touray who is the only National Assembly member who attended the lecture series of Prof. Baba Galleh Jallow on Saturday August 12th at the Tango office hall, commended the initiative of the ‘Initiative for the Promotion of Democracy and Good Governance’( IPDG)for coming up with such sensitization programmes especially relating to Transitional Justice Mechanism in The Gambia.
The leader of The Gambia’s Democratic Congress, Mamma Kandeh has been questioned by police after accusing President Adama Barrow of corruption. An impeccable source at the Ministry of Communications, Information Technology on Thursday said that Mr. Kandeh was invited to the police headquarters in Banjul to answer questions about sweeping allegations and to help the police in recovering the alleged stolen funds, which allegations he had made that officials of the new administration had pilfered monies loaned to The Gambia by its foreign donors.
It is this time of the year that Gambians all over the world, get together to celebrate their cultures, known common as the cultural week. In Norway this cultural year's cultural week was last week and the guest speakers who are mainly the same people from the tourism board, had a change this year, with two prominent Gambians, the legendary strong man of PDOIS, hon. Halifa Sallah and the legendary footballer, Bai Malleh Wadda, a mayoral candidate of Banjul city council, as well as the permanent secretary and senior officials of the ministry of tourism were also invited to attended.