sheriffPresident Yahya Jammeh has appointed a prominent Gambian media chief as the country’s Minister of Information, Communication and Technology, Kairo News was tipped.

Sheriff Bojang snr. replaces Nana Grey-Johnson who was fired from the post in November 2013.

No reasons were advanced for the removal of Nana, a seasoned journalist who joined cabinet on March 12th, 2013.

Nana Grey-Johnson, a seasoned journalist, joined cabinet on 12th March 2013. He was also Secretary General No. 2, a post added to his portfolio on 10th June 2013.

Sheriff Bojang snr.,whose appointment takes with immediate effect, owned and edited The Standard newspaper. Mr. Bojang had earlier served as the Editor of Hansard at the National Assembly in mid-2000.

Sheriff Bojang, a university graduate, is well known for his many essays. He started his journalism career at the Daily Observer under the tutelage of Kenneth Best, the company’s founding father who later sold it out to Amadou Samba. Bojang, the author of ‘The Mighty Sanna [Sanna Sabally, former Vice President of the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council] Had Fallen’ in January 1995, hailed from Brikama town.

In another development, the cabinet reshuffle saw the appointment of Nenneh Mcduall-Gaye and Balla Garba Jahumpa as Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Works, respectively.



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