Sulayan Samba (left) Out and Dodou Bammy Jagne In.
Sulayman Samba (left) out and Dodou Bammy Jagne in.

(JollofNews) – The Gambia’s ambassador to Qatar, Dodou Bammy Jagne is the new Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service, replacing Sulayman Samba who had been in office for only seven months.

According to a press release from the President’s Offce, Samba was “relieved” of his appointment on 30th June 2016. No reason was given for his removal.

Jagne, an accountant by profession, was the chairman of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and served as managing director of the Libya-based African investment bank, BSIC [Banque Sahélo-Saharienne pour l’Investissement et le Commerce] from J  to .

He also served as Gambia’s Ambassador to the United States between January 2003 to December 2007, covering Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela.

Prior to his appointment to the US, Jagne was a permanent secretary at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs from 1999 to 2003 during which he initiated the Kombo Coastal Road and Gampetroleum projects.