Gambia: The cabinet reshuffle and the gender agenda

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Gambia: The cabinet reshuffle and the gender agenda

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On Friday June 29th, 2018, President Adama Barrow effected a major cabinet change. The change saw two women lose their cabinet positions while two men joined the new cabinet.  The purpose of this article is not to question the cabinet reshuffle as it is the President’s prerogative to appoint members of his cabinet and to change them as he deems fit.  What I can question however and hold President Barrow to account is his lack of adherence to commitments made by government to the gender agenda.  It is worrying to say the least that instead of going forward The Gambia is back sliding in its commitments to national, regional and global gender agreements.

Click here to read the full article published by Foroyaa on 6 July 2018.

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