By Lamin Cham
Fatou Jaw Manneh, a prominent member of the Gambia diaspora community, also a renowned journalist and activist has been appointed by President Barrow as honorary adviser on strategic communication, development and emerging social and environmental issues.
According to government official sources as part of her pro-bono duties, Ms Jaw Manneh will support the government in its ongoing strategic communication initiatives by engaging in open, consultative and strong working relationships with the Office of the President, Ministry of Communication and other partners in the government as well as contribute to efforts aimed at enhancing closer relationships between the government and the Gambian diaspora.
Ms Jaw Manneh will also interface with community leaders, organisations and persons of interest and advice on critical community, social, environment and development matters with a view to preventing, managing and resolving social issues.
Ms Jaw Manneh is a graduate of Strayer University, in Washington DC with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business Management.
Ms Jaw Manneh has over 20 years of media and journalistic experience. She was a 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum Speaker, Oxfam/Novib 2007 Courageous Journalism Awardee and Hellmann/Hammat 2009.
Overall, Ms Jaw Manneh has strong passion for media, environment, women and children’s affairs, community and diaspora matters.
Meanwhile, the president has also appointed retired banker Mr Oremi Joiner as chairperson of the board of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation, while Mr Bai Ibrahim Cham, director general of Gamworks, was appointed as chairperson of the National Roads Authority – NRA.