Mr. Yusupha Kah has been appointed Gambian Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, sources have intimated. Mr. Kah was dictator Yahya Jammeh’s Ambassador to France. He used to double as Gambia’s representative at UNESCO.
Mr. Kah is a career civil servant. He has served as Trade Minister under Jammeh’s rule. He also served as Permanent Secretary at the Trade Ministry.
A seasoned civil servant, Kah joined the service as an Economist/Planner in 1982, at the Ministry of Economic Planning and Industrial Development, the Point Newspaper reported on September 23rd 2009.
Being the longest serving Permanent Secretary up to the time of his appointment, Kah was earlier this year decorated by President Jammeh, the paper reported.
From the Ministry of Economic Planning, Kah worked at the Office of the President, where he rose to the rank of the Director of Policy and Analysis Unit.
Minister Kah moved to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs in 1993 as Deputy Permanent Secretary, where he also rose to the rank of Permanent Secretary in 1997. From the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Kah moved to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Employment as Permanent Secretary.
He also served as The Gambia’s Ambassador to Brussels, a position he held until 2005 when he came back home and served in various ministries, notably Communications, Information and Information Technology and the Interior.
In 2006, Kah moved back to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Employment as Permanent Secretary until his appointment yesterday as Minister, the paper added.
Mr. Kah could not be reached for immediate comment by the Freedom Newspaper.