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Gambia: President fires three ministers

Gambia: President fires three ministers


Gambia’s president has dismissed three ministers in a cabinet reshuffle.

The president Yahya Jammeh relieved the Minister of Fisheries Lamin Nyabally, Energy Minister Edward Sanneh and Minister of Presidential Affairs Yam Keita of their duties on Wednesday.

According to the state communique, these posts have been merged to the ministry of energy and petroleum once separate bodies. The ministry of fisheries will now be part of environment, water, resources, park and wildlife and climate change.

This is not the first time that Jammeh has let go government ministers. Last year, the president reshuffled his government after a failed coup attempt.

In August 2013, Jammeh sacked five cabinet ministers in less than a month in what was termed ‘a ruthless shakeup’.

Jammeh has ruled the West African nation for over two decades since clinching power in 1994.

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