A Gambian, Dr. Fatou Juka Jabang, the Director of the Management Development Institute (MDI), has received a top African Development Bank (ADB) job, this paper has been reliably informed. Mrs. Jabang has reportedly left on Friday for Tunisia where she will be desk officer responsible for The Gambia, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Mrs. Jabang had been a teacher at St. Joseph’s High School for many years before taking an appointment at the Ministry of Finance and Trade where she was Deputy Permanent Secretary and Head of Trade Division. She later was appointed head of, a position she occupied for many years up to her current international appointment.
Another Gambian who secured a top ADB job recently is Mr. Famara Jatta, former Governor of The Central Bank of The Gambia, who took up a posting to Sudan as ADB representative in early July this year. According to reports, Mrs. Jabang is to be replaced at MDI by the Deputy Director-General, Mr. Alieu Jarjue, initially in an acting capacity.