Gambia: President Barrow appoints new cabinet and sacks Deputy

Gambia: President Barrow appoints new cabinet and sacks Deputy

Gambian President Adama Barrow has sacked the country’s vice president and top ministers in a major cabinet reshuffle, government spokesman Ebrima Sankareh announced on state television on Wednesday.

Eleven ministers were retained in the new 23-member cabinet that includes three women, reports said.

Former education minister Alieu Badara Joof, replaced Dr Isatou Touray at the post of vice-president.

Dr Mamadou Tangara is the new minister of foreign affairs.

Seedy Keita is appointed finance minister, while Siaka Sonko is the new interior minister.

President Barrow was sworn in for a second five-year term in January.

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