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Gambia appoints diplomat as minister

2012-10-19 09:53

Banjul - Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh appointed the country's ambassador to neighbouring Senegal as the new minister of Fisheries and Water Resources, a statement from his office said on Thursday.

Mass Axi Gai "was recalled back to Banjul last week" foreign ministry sources said and according to the statement from the president's office, which was read out on state radio, his appointment took effect on Wednesday.

Gai is making a comeback to Jammeh's cabinet, having already served as minister of youth and sports from 2008 to 2009.

He was also Gambia's ambassador to Guinea Bissau from April 2010 to February 2012.