National Social News

The President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of the Gambia Armed Forces, His Excellency Adama Barrow, acting on the Powers vested on him by the Constitution and in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Service (TACOS) in the Gambia Armed Forces Tuesday 7th May 2024 presided over the decoration ceremony of 10 Senior Officers who were recently promoted to the rank of Colonel in the Armed Forces. They were conferred with their new ranks in a colorful ceremony that was held at the State House Cabinet Conference room in Banjul. The newly promoted Officers were recently elevated from the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to substantive Colonel.   

The Senior Officers decorated, some in absentia, were Lieutenant Colonel Yerro NA Jallow – Director of Operations, Lieutenant Colonel Doctor Musa Kah -Director of GAF Medical Services, Lieutenant Colonel Omar B Bojang – Deputy National Security Adviser to the President, Lieutenant Colonel Seedy Joof – Program Officer, Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security, ECOWAS Commission, Abuja, Nigeria. Others are Lieutenant Colonel Musa M Jammeh (in absentia) – Director of Finance and Budget, Lieutenant Colonel Bunja E Darboe (in absentia) – Director of Procurement, Lieutenant Colonel Ousman Bah – Staff Officer Defense Headquarters, Lieutenant Colonel Abdoulie Bah – Commanding Officer, 1 Infantry Battalion, Yundum Barracks, Lieutenant Colonel Lamin k Sanyang – Military Adviser to the Chief of Defence Staff/ Director of Press and Public Relations GAF and Lieutenant Colonel Abdoulie Mboob – Commanding Officer, State Guard Battalion.

The ceremony which was presided over by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces His Excellency Adama Barrow was also attended by the Vice President, Muhammed BS Jallow, the Minister of Defence, Ambassador Serign Modou Njie, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence, Madam Rohey Bittaye Darboe, the National Security Adviser to the President, Abubacarr Sulayman Jeng, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr. Momodou Sowe, Service Chiefs, Principal Staff Officers from both Defence and Joint Service Headquarters and members of the Press.

The full story of the ceremony shall be published in the next edition of the Ahooah magazine.