Gambian President sacks youthful minister

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

Gambian Health and Social Welfare minister Fatim Badjie has been sacked.

According to a press release from the State House broadcast Wednesday on Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS), President Yahya Jammeh, acting under the provisions of Section 71(4) (b) of the Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia, had decided to relieve Ms Fatim Badjie, 29, of her appointment as minister of Health and Social Welfare with immediate effect.

Ms Badjie was first appointed minister of Information and Communications Infrastructure on March 19, 2008 and removed from office on February 5, 2009 when she was 25 years old.

She was appointed minister of Health and Social Welfare on February 11, 2011 and removed from office on February 2, 2012 and re-appointed to the same position on July 2, 2012 until her removal Wednesday.

The Tennessee State University graduate, who specialised in Communication and African Studies, is the Managing Director of Ace Communication Executive.