Musa Amul Nyassi
Musa Amul Nyassi

(JollofNews) -The Gambia’s new minister for Lands and Regional Government was Thursday sworn-in at colourful ceremony at State House.

Musa Amul Nyassi, who served as deputy governor of West Coast Region and village head of Bwiam, was appointed to the new post on May 5th by President Yahya Yahya Jammeh in accordance with the country’s constitution.

A  graduate in development studies, Mr Nyassi succeeded Momodou Aki Bayo, who has since been appointed as the country’s ambassador to Russia.

Speaking at the ceremony after he took the oaths of allegiance, office and secrecy in cabinet , Mr Nyassi thanked President Jammeh for the confidence and trust he bestowed in him.

He added that while he does not underestimate the  huge challenges that comes with the new job, he will with the support of his cabinet colleagues work tirelessly for the Gambian people.

Speaking on behalf of the president, the vice president, Aja Isatou Njie-Saidy, assured Mr Nyassi of the support of the president and cabinet at all times, adding that they all have a stake in local governance.

Fatou Lamin Faye, minister for Basic and Secondary Education also  welcomed Mr Nyassi to cabinet and assured him of their support.

She advised him to work with his support staff as a team and to remain faithful to the oaths of office he took.