Gambia’s president, Adama Barrow has announced the appointment of a female vice president for the country. He did this through his
spokesperson, Halifa Sallah announced the appointment of Aja Fatoumata Tambajang during a conference in Banjul.
The newly elected vice president who was a female leader of the opposition coalition that helped bring new President Adama Barrow to power was born on October 22, 1949 in Brikama, Gambia. The mother of eight served as a cabinet minister in the Yahya Jammeh government.
She also served as a former United Nations Development Program (UNDP) gender/development and is a former Minister of Health, Social Welfare and Women’s Affairs.