Isatou Auber Faal, a former aide to President Adama Barrow has been transferred to state-owned oil company as a deputy managing director, instead of foreign service, sources confirmed.
Auber, who served as a permanent secretary for former President Yahya Jammeh and later as Cabinet Secretary for President Barrow was moved out of the State House earlier this month.
She was among senior presidential staffers that were implicated in ex-President Jammeh’s financial mismanagement, for taking orders that saw the withdrawal of millions, violating financial regulations.
Isatou Auber Faal appeared once before the Commission probing the ex-president answering questions regarding several checks she signed. She has remained quiet about the transactions since her appearance.
She replaces Abdoulie Jarra, who had been the deputy director since President Barrow to control of the country. Jarra is now the Permanent Secretary at Mr. Barrow’s executive office.
Ms. Auber Faal will be the deputy to Mambury Njie, the current director general, who also appeared before the Commission and said to have ignored financial guidelines during his time as Finance Minister.
Most former employees of the Jammeh regime said they feared for their lives and not executing Mr. Jammeh’s orders could have landed them into trouble, the least of which could be lengthy jail times born out of false accusations.