Veteran broadcast journalist Malick Jones has been appointed the director general of the state-controlled broadcast network GRTS, local media reports.
Jones, who is also the permanent secretary at the Gambia’s communication ministry replaces media entrepreneur and consular for Russian Federation in the West African country Lamin Manga.
Manga had held the position of director general of GRTS before being relegated to deputy director and replaced by Momodou Sabally, a former chief of staff and cabinet member of President Yahya Jammeh’s administration.
Manga bounced back as director general of GRTS after Mr. Sabally’s arrest.
The State House did not say why Mr. Manga has been replaced. His latest fallout came after Mr. Jammeh lost the presidential polls and full coverage was given to the winning opposition celebrations and activities.
Gambia’s outgoing government has tight control of the media and has barred the state broadcast network from airing the activities and press statements of the coalition that won the polls.