Sheriffo Sonko, Former Chairman Brikama Area Council
By Buba Gagigo
President Adama Barrow has appointed the former chairman of the Brikama Area Council (BAC), Sheriffo Sonko, as Protocol and Welfare Officer to the Gambian Embassy in Turkey. This is part of a wider shuffle of senior government officials.
“In a related development, President Barrow has appointed Mr. Sheriffo Sonko, former Chairman of the Brikama Area Council as Protocol and Welfare Officer to The Gambian Embassy in Turkey,” the government announced in a press release tonight.
In a related development, President Barrow also redeployed and appointed some senior officials in his Government;
“Mr. Hassan Jallow, Permanent Secretary (PS), Ministry of Agriculture is redeployed to the Office of The President (OP) as Mr. Abdoulie Jallow, PS, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, is moved to the Agriculture Ministry.
“Similarly, Ms. Roheyatou Kah, PS Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters, is redeployed to the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources (MECCNAR), replacing PS Alhagie Nyangado who moves to the Fisheries Ministry,” they announced.
President Barrow also Effective 1st August 2023, said Mr. Buba Sanyang, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Lands, Regional Administration and Religious Affairs be redeployed to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, and Mr. Samba Camara Mballow, PS, Office of The Vice President will on the 14th October 2023, be the new PS Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare.
“Equally affected by the Presidential shuffle are four Deputy Permanent Secretaries: Mr. Alhagie Taal, DPS of the Finance and Economic Affairs Ministry redeploys to the Tourism Ministry replacing DPS Mamady Dampha who moves to the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment (MOTIE).
“Mr. Hassan Gaye, DPS of MOTIE is sent to the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy (MOCDE) while Mr. Ebrima Drammeh, DPS, Office of The President, is redeployed as Deputy Governor, Lower River Region,” the release ends.