President Adama Barrow has fired his Interior Minister Habib Drammeh, the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. Mr. Drammeh has been moved to the President’s office as Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service. Drammeh has been replaced by Ebrima Mballow, the Governor of West Coast Region.
Mballow is a native of Basse Mansajang. He is a former banker and security officer. Mballow joined the defunct Gambia National Gendarmerie in 1987, where he served until 1992.
“I was a security officer up to 1992 when I joined the banking industry, where I have been working up to the time of my appointment as a regional governor for West Coast Region. I am very humbled and honoured by the government for giving me the opportunity to serve as a regional governor,” Mballow told the Point Newspaper.
Mr. Mballow’s appointment is yet to be officially announced. But sources close to president Barrow told this medium that the former banker and security officer has been hired as Interior Minister.
Meanwhile, Bakary Sanyang has been appointed Governor of West Coast Region. He replaces Mr. Mballow.
Musa Susso, the former jailed APRC Kombo North Assembly Member is the Deputy Governor of the West Coast Region. Suso was jailed for nine years in connection with drug trafficking. He was sentenced together with Ndeneh Faal.
He told the Point Newspaper today that both him and Ebrima Mballow used to be state security officers.
In another development, the former SG Dawda Fadera has been appointed Ambassador to the United States. He is appointed to head the Gambian mission in Washington DC.