Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has relieved Pa Musa Jallow of his job as Secretary General and Head of Civil Service on Monday.
Mr. Jallow was appointed by former President Yahya Jammeh in the midst of the political crisis that was rocking the country.
Jallow’s appointment came after Jammeh’s SG Sulayman Samba resigned. Jammeh accused ECOWAS of being biased and appointed Jallow as his chief of staff and ‘mediator general’ with a mandate to ensure that the civil service continues its work in an apolitical manner and to engage political leaders and stakeholders to settle all mistrusts in a bid to find a lasting solution to the political logjam.
Although Jammeh dissolved his cabinet, Pa Musa Jallow continued to work as Secretary General and Head of Civil Service for the Barrow administration after Jammeh fled to Equatorial Guinea.
There were calls for him to be removed from the post.
President Adama Barrow is putting his cabinet together and has at least seven cabinet positions yet to be announced.
State House sources say Mr. Barrow has nominated the Permanent Secretary at the Personnel Management Office Dawda Fadera as Secretary General and Head of Civil Service.