His Excellency the President of the Republic and Commander in Chief of the Gambia Armed Forces, Mr. Adama Barrow, acting in accordance with the powers conferred on him under section 190(1) and (4) of the 1997 Constitution has made the following appointments in the Gambia Armed Forces: Colonel Ousman Gomez – Commander of the Gambia National Army; Colonel Turo Jawneh – Commander of the Republican National Guards and Colonel Sait Njie – Commanding Officer of the State Guards Battalion respectively. The appointments are with immediate effect.
The appointment of these senior officers to the enviable positions is part of the security sector reforms. The Ministry of Defence would like to express its deepest gratitude to His Excellency the President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of the Gambia Armed Forces for filling the vacant positions in the Armed Forces. This is a clear testimony of His Excellency’s ardent desire to transform the Gambia Armed Forces into a more robust and formidable Force.
On behalf of the Honourable Minister, the Permanent Secretary and Staff of the Ministry, we wish to congratulate the concerned senior officers on their appointments.