President Barrow swore-in the Chairman of the Public Service Commission, Mr. Lamin Samateh and Lamin Sam Jaiteh, a member during a Cabinet meeting held on Thursday, 8th February 2018. The duo swore to the prescribed oaths of office, allegiance and secrecy to the Republic of The Gambia. The President described them as humbled, principled and hardworking and that their service is needed as well as wished them success in their work.
The newly sworn-in Chairman Samateh committed on behalf of his colleagues to ensure that qualified people are appointed and they would advise on the civil service reform, recruitment and retention.
The Vice President, Madam Fatoumata Tambajang on behalf of the government thanked them for honouring the appointment and advised them to comply with the oath as the work for an efficient, open and transparent civil service to deliberate on its functions.
Later that Thursday, Cabinet discussed duty waiver and tax exemption, the code of good corporate governance for state-owned enterprises in The Gambia, and auctioning of government vehicles. They also discussed amendment of the national audit office Act 2015, proposal to review the NYSS Act 2015; NEDI Act 2013; Resident’s international award scheme Act 2015; Independence Stadium and Friendship Hotel Act 1999. A comprehensive nationwide staff audit 2017 report was also tabled in cabinet. The Cabinet meeting will continue next Thursday, 15th February, 2018 and that will mark the beginning of the weekly Cabinet meetings.
Issued by Amie Bojang-Sissoho Director of Press and Public Relations at State House