The Gambia names new vice-president

Muhammad Jallow

Muhammad Jallow has been appointed vice-president of The Gambia, the fifth person to hold that title under President Adama Barrow.

He replaces Alieu Badara Joof, 65, who died in India where he had been seeking medical treatment.Vice-President Jallow is an experienced civil servant who has worked across various ministries, rising to the position of secretary general and head of the civil service until his statutory retirement in 2020.

Mr Jallow also worked at the Senegalo-Gambia Secretariat as deputy executive secretary representing The Gambia.

He takes up his new post with immediate effect.

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Written by Tom Chiahemen

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