Pierre Minteh posted to Gambian Embassy in Dakar (WCR governor denies appointment as ambassador)


Contacted yesterday evening, Pierre Minteh said: “I am very grateful to the president for giving me this opportunity to serve the nation. I am extremely desirous of serving my country to the best of my ability and raising the Gambian flag to higher heights with the highest level of patriotism and accountability. President Jammeh is indeed a great democrat and statesman not only in Africa but the entire world.”

Mr Minteh, a former rent collector for the Kanifing Municipal Council was succeeded by Babou Gaye Sonko as head of the APRC youth wing. 

Meanwhile, the governor of West Coast Region, Lamin Sanneh has quashed rumours of his appointment as ambassador of Senegal to replace Mayor Samba Faal. When contacted by The Standard yesterday, he laconically retorted: “No that is not true. I have not been appointed ambassador to Senegal, at least not to my knowledge.”


Reports have been making the rounds of some major reshuffles in The Gambia’s diplomatic postings. However, we are unable to confirm the reports up to the time of going to press.


By Sainey Darboe