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Meet Gambia's New Vice-President, Ms Fatoumatou Tambajang

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow on Monday announced the appointment of Ms Fatoumatou Tambajang as the new Gambian vice-president.

The new Gambian vice-president has been described as an untiring change agent who worked ceaselessly to unite opposition parties for the herculean task of ending former President Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule.

Gambian media outfit, Fatu Network, describes Ms Fatoumata Tambajang as a “good mediator engaging opposition parties to create a credible gender-balanced coalition for the 2016 National Elections which resulted to her election as Chair of the Coalition that fought to effect a regime change.”

Halifa Sallah, the Spokesperson of President Adama Barrow, at a Press Conference held in Banjul on Monday said the remaining list of Cabinet ministers will be announced later on State TV GRTS.

According to Fatu Network, the new Gambian Vice President was born on October 22 1949 in Brikama, a trading town in The Gambia.

She schooled in the Gambia, Dakar and France. She is a national female icon, mother of eight (8) children and an award winning UNDP-groomed development practitioner focused on gender mainstreaming.


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