Gambia’s former Army Chief of Defense Staff Ousman Badjie, has finally received his letter of appointment to serve as Gambian Ambassador to Cuba, the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. Mr. Badjie, widely known as “stress free” former CDS, is expected to assume duties soon. He replaces Masaneh Kinteh, who is currently serving as CDS.

A source close to Mr. Badjie, has confirmed the story. He said Badjie and his family will soon move to Cuba to execute his ambassadorial functions.

In another development, this paper has gathered that Ms. Aita Sarr, has been tipped off as a Protocol officer. Our source hinted that Ms. Sarr has asked the administration in Banjul to give her time to prepare for her home return.

Ms. Sarr, was contacted for comment, but she declined to comment. “ Pa Nderry, you do not have anything to do. I am about to drink my coffee this Sunday morning and go to bed,” she said.

Sources also said another Raleigh resident Omar Ann, is allegedly working on returning home. It is not clear if Mr. Ann is going to take up appointment in the Barrow government. He used to be an active member of the former struggle, which ushered Barrow’s presidency. 

Ebrima Dibba, another UDP surrogate has been tipped off to work as a diplomat in the Middle East.

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