Alhaji Momodou Njie has been appointed as the new chief of Kiang West District in the Lower River Region, the Governor of the Region has confirmed to the Daily Observer.
Alhaji Momodou Njie, a native of Kiang Tankular village, replaced Alhaji Omar Gibba, who was relieved from his position with effect from Tuesday August 23, 2016.
Njie has served as the chief of Kiang West until 2010 when he was replaced by Gibba, a native of Mandina in Kiang West District. The new chief is a strong supporter of the ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction party and the President. He was among the hundreds of Gambians recently awarded and decorated by President Jammeh for their various contributions to the socio-economic development of the country.
According to the Daily Observer correspondent in the Lower River Region, a letter from the Personal Management Office that was sent to the Governor’s Office in the Lower River Region indicated that Njie has been reinstated as the new chief of Kiang West with effect from 23rd August, 2016. He added that the same correspondent announced the removal of Gibba.
Speaking to the Daily Observer, Salifu Puye, the Governor of the Lower River Region confirmed the latest development. He told this reporter that he received the said letter informing him of the removal of Gibba and the reinstatement of Njie.
He further told this medium that the inauguration and decoration of Alhaji Momodou Njie as the new chief of the District is in the pipeline and would soon be held.
by Salifu Touray in LRR