By Arfang M.S. Camara
President Adama Barrow, who double as the Commander In-Chief of The Gambia Armed Force (GAF) has relieved, Lieutenant General Masanneh N. Kinteh, the Chief of Defence Staff of the GAF effective 5th March 2020.
Former CDS Masanneh Kinteh who was appointed as CDS since 2017 after the change of government handed over to the Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Yakuba A. Drammeh.
“The public is hereby informed that His Excellency, Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia and Commander in Chief of The Gambia Armed Forces, acting under the powers conferred on him under Section 190, sub-section (3) of the 1997 Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia, has decided to relieve Lieutenant General Masanneh N. Kinteh of his duties as the Chief of Defence Staff of The Gambia Armed Forces, effective 5th March 2020,” the State House said in a press released.
The President, the released added, also seizes the opportunity to thank General Kinteh for his service to the nation.