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Fatoumata Tambajang is new VP

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By Alagie Manneh & Omar Bah Fatoumata Jallow Tambajang, a former minister in the Jammeh administration has been appointed as the new Vice President of the new government of President Adama Barrow. Her appointment was announced yesterday by Halifa Sallah, the Spokesperson of President Adama Barrow at a Press Conference held at the Kairaba Beach Hotel ahead of the announcement of the remaining list of Cabinet ministers later. Madam Tambajang prior to her appointment served as a mediator engaging opposition parties to create a credible gender-balanced coalition for the 2016 National Elections which resulted in her election as Chair of the Coalition that fought to effect a regime change. Jallow Tambajang was schooled in the Gambia, Dakar and France. She is widely regarded as a national female icon, mother of eight (8) children and an award-winning UNDP-groomed development practitioner focused on gender mainstreaming. VP Jallow was also a former adviser on women and children affairs to the First President of The Gambia and has chaired the Gambia National Women’s Council and represented it at the Gambia National Economic and Social Council for six (6) years. Jallow was also former Secretary of State (SOS), Health, Social Welfare and Women’s Affairs and engineered reforms and initiated and launched a fund for special needy medical patients – The Sera Jarjue Fund. She was awarded Gambia’s highest national citizen award by the first Gambian President, Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara.]]>

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