Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang

(JollofNews) – Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow named Fatoumata Jallow Jallow Tambajang as the country’s vice president.

Ms Tambajang, who played an important role in the  formation of the opposition coalition that defeated former President Yahya Jammeh in last month’s election, will become the country’s second female vice president.

A BA holder in French from the University of Nice, France, Ms Tambajang who was born on 22 October 1949 in Brikama, will be among a few Gambians who have served in all three administration in the Gambia.

During the regime of Sir Dawda Jawara, she served as an adviser on women and children’s affairs. In the former regime of Yahya Jammeh, she served as secretary of state for Health, Social Welfare and Women’s Affairs from 1994 to 1995.

Ms Tambajang also worked for United Nation’s Development Programme (UNDP) as chief technical adviser on gender in Liberia from 2000 to 2002.