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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Manjang declines new appointment

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The former managing director of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation, Mohamadou Manjang has declined his new appointment as deputy executive secretary at the Senegalo-Gambian permanent Secretariat.

Manjang, who until Thursday was MD of SSHFC, was redeployed to the Secretariat while Abdoulie Tambedou, who was MD of GPPA, takes his place in a massive civil service reshuffle.

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But in a letter sent to the presidency conveying his decline, Manjang argued: “…my training, professional experience and skillset is in finance, management and control of financial institutions. Therefore, I will not be doing justice to the Government or to myself in taking up a role that requires diplomacy or expertise in foreign affairs.”

He said the new role doesn’t match his skillset and cannot “take up the offer at this time.”
Manjang said SSHFC is in a strong financial position, saying he has confidence in the team to “continue the high trajectory that we have set.”

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