Gambian President His Excellency Adama Barrow has sworn into office new Ministers including the newly appointed Minister for Energy and Petroleum, Abdoulie Jobe.

Abdoulie Jobe, a former Minister for Trade, Regional Integration and Employment during President Yahya Jammeh’s era replaced Fafa Ssanyang, immediate past Minister during President Barrow’s first term.

President Adama Barrow, at the swearing-in ceremony, told his new cabinet that he would not tolerate corruption, and said strict measures would be taken to implement the anti-corruption law.

He warned the ministers that the challenges that lie ahead would be complicated at a time when Gambians want the government to be held accountable in an era of more informed citizens and more politically active.

He acknowledged that Gambians have uncensored freedom of expression, association and participation in national issues, and are determined to fight corruption.

Reform programmes and efforts to unite the people for justice and reconciliation were slowed down, he added.

President Barrow cited individual interests and political party loyalty as reasons for poor performance and progress in public service.

He said that the state of affairs must change and stressed that competence, timely delivery of service, and output must prevail over everything else in all government institutions.



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