Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang

(JollofNews) – President Adama Barrow of the Gambia Friday has confirmed Fatoumata Jallow Tambajang’s appointment as the country’s vice president.

The Minister of Women’s Affairs, who was overseeing the portfolio of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) will be the principal assistant of Mr Barrow in the discharge of his executive functions and other functions assigned to her.

A BA holder in French from the University of Nice, France, Ms Tambajang who was born on 22 October 1949 in Brikama, will be among a few Gambians who have served in all three administrations in the Gambia.

During the regime of Sir Dawda Jawara, she served as an adviser on women and children’s affairs. In the former regime of Yahya Jammeh, she served as secretary of state for Health, Social Welfare and Women’s Affairs from 1994 to 1995.

Ms Tambajang also worked for United Nation’s Development Programme (UNDP) as chief technical adviser on gender in Liberia from 2000 to 2002.