Gambia’s President Barrow fires 5 deputy governors

Gambia’s President Barrow fires 5 deputy governors

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has discharged five deputy governors across the country, according to reports.

The deputy governors were loyalists of the ex-president, Yahya Jammeh’s APRC party and were given the job mostly as rewards for their support.

Barrow had fired all of the regional governors appointed by Jammeh in his first month in office and warned new governors he appointed to “stay away from politics.”

Regional governors were to focus on local government administration but the position has been used by the country’s past two governments to propagate political propaganda.

The new government of Mr. Barrow is ridding key positions of Jammeh loyalists and has made major reshuffles, especially within the security agencies.

It is also about to make a major reshuffle in state enterprises, where Jammeh and his associates siphoned billions during his 22-year rule of the country.

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