President Adama Barrow has appointed Ousman Sowe director general of the State Intelligence Service as the nation’s new minister of lands.

Mr Sowe appointment comes months after the dramatic resignation of Sheriff Abba Sanyang as lands minister on personal grounds.

“The President of the Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency Adama Barrow, on the powers vested on him by Sections (71)(1) and 71 (3) of the Constitution of the 1997, today, 18th August 2023, has appointed Mr Ousman Sowe as Minister for Lands and Regional Government, effective 1st September 2023,” State House said in a statement late Friday.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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