Swearing-in ceremony of cabinet ministers canceled

Swearing-in ceremony of cabinet ministers canceled

The hide and seek continues with the swearing-in of at least three cabinet ministers appointed by President Adama Barrow been canceled without any reasons forwarded.

Barrow’s office has kept a tight lid over the names of nominees as the controversy over his vice presidential pick rages on.

At least 11 ministers have been appointed so far and seven remain.

The Information and Communication Technology, Basic and Secondary Education and Transport and Infrastructure ministers were to be sworn-in on Saturday.

Barrow administration officials are refusing to release the names of cabinet appointees, who are only known to the public at the time they take their oath.

Journalist Demba A. Jawo’s name came up as Mr. Barrow’s pick for Information and Communications Technology Minister. He arrived in Banjul on Friday.

The new government is coming under sharp criticism for leaning towards secrecy over ‘mere cabinet appointments’ leaving most the reports to speculations on social media.

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