- Dr Kanja Sanneh, The Gambia's Minister of Agriculture, has become the latest casualty of President Yahya Jammeh's hiring and firing spree.
Gambian authorities have not advanced specific reasons for the firing Dr Sanneh who was appointed to the post in 2006. His firing was contained in a terse press release issued by the office of the President.
Acting under constitutional powers conferred on him, President Jammeh has added the agriculture portfolio to his functions.
The sacked minister had joined two other overseas Gambian graduates that returned home to serve their country, only to be sacked in unceremonious conditions. Sanneh had lived in the US state of Kansas until his appointment.
Other overseas based Gambian graduates sacked by the Jammeh regime included Dr. Amadou Scattered Janneh and Manlafi who had occupied ministries of Information and Local Government, respectively.
Since he came to power through the barrel of a gun in 1994, President Jammeh had fired over 100 ministers.
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