The Point (Banjul)

26 August 2014

Gambia: Jammeh Appoints New Justice, Foreign Minister

President Yahya Jammeh on Monday appointed Justice Basirou Mahoney as Attorney General and Minister of Justice to replace Justice Mama Fatima Singhateh, who held the post since 28th August 2013.

Before his elevation, Justice Basirou Mahoney was the solicitor general and legal secretary at the Justice ministry in Banjul.

President Jammeh also re-assigned Bala Garba Jahumpa to be minister of Foreign Affairs.

Ousman Badjie returns to the Cabinet as minister of Works, Transport and Construction Infrastructure; he replaced Bala Garba Jahumpa.

Badjie once served as minister of the Interior, and until now was Gambia's ambassador to France.

The appointments are with effect from 25 August 2014, GRTS television announced last night.

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