Friday, April 15, 2011

Trade Minister Resigns

The recently appointed Minister of Trade, Regional Integration and Employment has resigned from his post according to a statement aired on state TV, GRTS, last evening.
It was stated that the president has accepted his resignation letter on powers invested on him. The letter stated that “Your Excellency it is with big protest and sadness and I hereby tender my recognition from the post. This is a purely for personal and professional reasons.”
Abdou Salam Secka was appointed last month replacing Abdou Colley who was sacked together with works and construction Minister, Yusupha Kah
Prior to his appointment, Secka was the Executive Director of The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) up to the time of his appointment as trade minister.
Meanwhile, the president has reinstated Abdou Colley as the Minister of Trade, Regional Integration and Employment with effect from April 19.
Abdou Kolley was sacked from the same post in March and no reason for his sacking was advanced.

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