Gambia’s longest serving Central Bank Governor Amadou Colley, two Deputy Governors and the Bank’s Finance Director were dismissed from duties on Tuesday.
New leadership has taken charge with immediate effect. Bakary Jammeh, who was the bank’s Director of Research has been appointed to replace Colley as the governor.
Other appointed also includes Abdourahman Barrow, the brother of the National Assembly Majority Leader.
Colley and his team served under Yahya Jammeh, Gambian exiled dictator who fled that country to Equatorial Guinea in January after serving for 22 years.
New Gambian President Adama Barrow who embarked on a nationwide audit of the civil service and security forces to rid the country off corruption accused Jammeh of embezzling tens of millions of dollars.