21 February 2014

Gambia: President Jammeh Re-Appoints Mrs Tenengba Jaiteh As Energy Minister

Suwaibou Touray the President of the Republic of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, Has Yesterday February 20th, Reinstated Mrs Tenengba Jaiteh As Minister of Energy, According to a Press Release By State House in Banjul. Mrs Tenengba Jaiteh Was Removed From Her Portfolio As Cabinet Minister of Energy On February 17th 2014, According to a Press Release Broadcast Over Gambia Radio and Television Services (grts).

No replacement was made for the vacant position and no reasons were advanced for her removal at the time. Readers would recall that Ms Tenengba Jaiteh, was sworn in as Deputy Minister of Petroleum, and took her oath of Secrecy on 14th February 2012 after President Jammeh won the 2011 presidential election.

Mrs. Tenengba Jaiteh was later appointed on Thursday 1st March 2012 as Minister of Petroleum together with two other deputy ministers. And by June 10th 2012, Foroyaa has learnt that Mrs Tenengba Jaiteh was appointed as the Minister of Energy. She was relieved of her duties as Energy minister on 17th February 2014 and reinstated barely 3 days after her removal on February 20, 2014.

As it stands, readers are therefore informed that Mrs Tenengba Jaiteh is the Minister of Energy.

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