Gambian president swears in female vice Jallow-Tambajang
Gambia, Nov. 10, 2017 (AltAfrika)-Almost 10 months after taking office, the Gambia now has a female vice-president. She is Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajan. President Adama Barrow announced it via his Twitter handle late on Thursday.
Photos from the presidency showed Barrow handing her a legal document after which she is seen appending her signature to a register. Barrow himself took two oaths of office, first in Senegal where he was based at the height of the political crisis with Jammeh’s refusal to leave. The second was post-Jammeh, on a date that coincided with the country’s independence.
The 67-year-old former United Nations employee had long been named VP but her appointment in January was mired in controversy as she was said to have exceeded the age limit to hold the office