February 26, 2024

President Barrow removes Gambia army chief

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President Adama Barrow has removed General Masanneh N. Kinteh as the Chief of Defence Staff of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF).

The decision of the Gambian leader who is the Commander in Chief of the country’s armed forces was announced through a press release from the Office of the President in Banjul on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

In informing the public, the Office of The President states in its dispatch: “The public is hereby informed that His Excellency, Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia and Commander in Chief of the Gambia Armed Forces acting under the powers conferred on him under section 190, sub-section (3) of the 1997 Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia, has decided to relieve Lieutenant General Masanneh N Kinteh of his duties as Chief of Defence Staff of The Gambia Armed Forces, effective  5th March 2020.”

According to the release, President Barrow commended General Kinteh who hands over to Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Yankuba A Drammeh for his service to the nation.

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