The fired Gambian Vice President Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang, has rejected a government job offer assigning her into the Foreign Service. She has written to the Gambian president Adama Barrow declining the offer. This was disclosed to the press today at a news conference held at the president’s office in Banjul. “ President Barrow accepted the resignation of the former Vice President Fatoumata Tambajang from the government of The Gambia. In a letter dated 4th July 2018, Madam Tambajang declined the offer to serve in the Foreign Service. Her resignation came after she had been relieved of the position of Vice President and offered to work in the Foreign Service. She gave personal and professional reasons for her decision, and it was accepted by the President,” Amie Bojang Sissoho, Director of Press at the State House told journalists.
Ms. Tambajang recently flew to Switzerland after she was sacked to take part in a conference on behalf of the Gambian government. She has officially informed the government that she is no longer interested in working the regime. Her letter declining the Foreign Service job extended to her by the president, was never shared with the media.
In another development, Ms. Bojang also informed reporters that the decision to fire Alhagie Kurang, the erstwhile Executive Secretary of the Janneh Commission emanated from the Attorney General’s Chambers in consultation with the President’s office. She said it was Justice Minister Baa Tambadou’s contention that the position of Kurang at the Commission was not tenable—given the baseless allegations he made against the Commission’s Lead Counsel Amie Bensouda. Kurang has since been replaced.