Lamin Dibba, minister of Local Government

(JollofNews) – Barely a week after putting together his cabinet, Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has set motion his electric broom and cleared out four regional governors appointed by his predecessor.

According to the independent Point Newspaper, the governors including Lamin Queen Jammeh of North Bank Region, Aminata Sifai Hydara of West Coast Region, Salifu Puye of Lower River Region, Omar Ceesay of Upper River Region and Omar Khan of Central River Region were sent packing on Thursday.

No reason was given for the sacking of the governors, who were appointed by former President Yahya Jammeh.

The Ministry of Local Government and Land,which is now headed by Lamin Dibba, an executive member of the United Democratic Party, is yet to appoint new governors to serve as the president’s representatives at the local level.