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.