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3 Female Governors, Others Appointed

Fatou Jammeh Touray

Press Release Dated: 1st June, 2024

Appointment and Redeployment of Governors and Deputy Governors

Banjul – The Gambia. Acting under Section 123 (1) of the Local Government (Amendment) Act, 2006, His Excellency, President Adama Barrow has effective immediately, appointed the following Government officials as Governors:

Mrs. Fanta Bojang Njie Samateh Manneh, current Deputy Permanent Secretary (DPS), Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources as Governor of West Coast Region (WCR);

Ms. Fatou Jammeh Touray, DPS, Ministry of Agriculture is new Governor, North Bank Region (NBR);

Ms. Ramou Sarr, DPS, Ministry of Transport, Works & Infrastructure as Governor, Lower River Region (LRR);

Fanta Samateh

Mr. Musa Mbye, DPS, Ministry of Youths & Sports as Governor, Central River Region (CRR);

And Mr. Abdoulie Kah, DPS, Ministry of Defence as Governor, Upper River Region (URR).

Meanwhile, President Barrow has redeployed the following Governors:

Mr. Lamin Saidykhan, Governor, NBR, as DPS Ministry of Agriculture;

Mr. Samba Bah, Governor, URR, as DPS Ministry of Fisheries;

Mr. Ousman J. Bojang, Governor, WCR, as DPS Ministry of Works;

Ramou Sarr

Mr. Seedy Lamin Bah, Governor, LRR as DPS Ministry of Youths & Sports; and Mr. Ousman Bah, Governor, CRR, as DPS Ministry of Defence.

Similarly, all current Deputy Governors are redeployed to the Ministry of Lands, Regional Government & Religious Affairs. All appointments and redeployments are effective immediately.


Ebrima G. Sankareh

The Gambia Government Spokesperson & Presidential Diaspora Adviser

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