Gambian President Adama Barrow has made another key appointment today. Retired General Masaneh Kinteh has been named the Special Security Aide to the President.

Until his appointment, General Kinteh was the Gambia’s deputy Ambassador to Cuba. His recent appointment has been made public by the Spokesman of the Coalition government, Halifa Sallah at a press conference today.

Kinteh, a native of Sankwia in Jarra West, was formerly the Chief of Defence Staff until he was retired and sent on diplomatic assignment by the former President Yahya Jammeh. He is a master’s degree holder.

Masaneh Kinteh is known for being one of the most academically and professionally competent military officers in the Gambia. He was among Gambian diplomats who wrote to Yahya Jammeh to accept defeat and avoid the country from sliding into chaos.


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