Sheikh Omar Faye has been appointed by President Adama Barrow as The Gambia's new Deputy Head of Mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Faye was the country's Ambassador to the United States of America under the former president Jammeh's regime. Prior to that, he has served as minister of Youths, Sports and Religious Affairs and was also deputy Ambassador to Mauritania at one time.
He has now been appointed to serve a three-year contract as Deputy Head of Mission at The Gambia Embassy in the United Arab Emirates.
Faye who was a former military major had earlier fled to the US in the early days of the 1994 coup staged by Yahya Jammeh and Co, until after many years when he reconciled with Jammeh and returned back home.
Reacting to his appointment, Sheikh Omar Faye said:"I thank H.E Adama Barrow, President of The Republic of The Gambia and his Government for giving me the opportunity to continue to serve our beloved country.