The news was contained in a terse statement issued by the Office of The President on Saturday evening. As usual, no immediate reasons were given for the decision. The statement neither indicated who his successor at Works will be nor his possible redesignation. His erstwhile portfolio will revert to being overseen by the Office of the President.
Badjie, 47, first entered cabinet as Interior minister in 1999 and later serving as permanent representative of The Gambia to the United Nations Office in Geneva, ambassador to France and permanent delegate to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organisation and ambassador to Morocco, Tunisia, Cyprus and Senegal.
He attended the Senegalese Primary School in Banjul before enrolling in the Military High School at Saint Louis, Senegal in 1980.
Between 1990 and 1994, he served in various units in the Gambia National Gendarmerie.
He transferred to the Gambia National Army in August 1994 and in the following month he was transferred to the Gambia Police Force as assistant Inspector General of Police operations.]]>