Friday, 12 March 2010
Jammeh appoints new Chief of Army Staff
President Yahya Jammeh has finally filled the position of Army Chief of Staff in the Gambian military, with the appointment of Brigadier General Serign Modou Njie, a former State Guard Commander.
Njie takes over from Brigadier General Ousman Badjie who has been holding on to that position since his appointment, earlier this month, as Acting Deputy Chief of Defense Staff, following the removal of Major General Yankuba Drammeh.
A presidential statement, aired on the Gambia Radio and Television Services, also confirmed Brigadier General Badjie as the country’s number two topmost senior person in the military, after about two weeks acting in that position.
As usual, the Commander-in-chief, Rt. Col. Yahya Jammeh, is acting on powers conferred on him by the Gambian Constitution.
Brigadier General Serign Modou Njie’s appointment takes effect from Thursday 11th March, 2010.