President Adama Barrow has appointed veteran Gambian journalist and publisher of the American-based online journal, The Gambia Echo newspaper, Ebrima G. Sankareh as government spokesman with effect from 5th June, 2018.
As spokesperson, Mr Sankareh will be responsible for the implementation of public and media relation programmes for the government.
He shall also be responsible for implementing government’s communication policies, strategies and shall in collaboration with other Ministries ensure adequate coverage and exposure of the government and its policies to the people in line with the constitution and the aspiration of the NDP.
Mr Sankareh shall also be responsible for planning and organizing news conferences, media briefings and other activities with representatives of the media and intended target groups.
Equally, the newly appointed Spokesperson is tasked with coordinating the dissemination of information and press releases both in and outside the country.
A former High school English and History teacher, Mr Sankareh brings to his new position a wealth of experience and academic training both as a broadcast and print journalist having worked for Radio Gambia, The BBC, Radio Deutchewelle, The Gambia Daily Observer and The Point Newspaper.
Ebrima G. Sankareh graduated with double BA degrees in Political Science and History from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, USA.
He attended the Graduate Schools of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, USA, where he received the Master of Arts degree in English Literature.
Sankareh then proceeded to The University of Birmingham at Edgbaston in the UK where he pursued the Doctor of Philosophy degree in African Studies specializing in English Literature and just submitted his PhD thesis for examination.
During his formative years, Mr. Sankareh attended Nusrat High School and St. Augustine’s High School Sixth Form. He also took the High Teachers’ Diploma from The Gambia College & Bristol University, UK.