After long months of serving as acting Vice President of The Gambia, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang can now be swear-in after National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously voted to amend the upper age limit.
President Barrow had been under pressure to appoint a vice president with activists and some within his own party demanding that a VP is sworn-in. The Constitution was first amended in March to pave the way for Tambajang’s swearing-in but Barrow declined to sign after pro-democracy campaigners said the process was flawed. On Tuesday MP Halifa Sallah (PDOIS- Serrekunda West) told Parliament that the initial amendment was in compliance with the law.
Tambajang has been sworn-in as Minister of Women’s Affairs, a post that comes with the vice presidency and has been performing all VP duties on behalf of Barrow’s administration.