Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has sacked Finance Minister Abdou Colley and two other senior ministers, state radio in the West African state said late on Friday.
It gave no reason for the dismissal of Colley, Justice Minister Marie Saine Firdaus and Trade Minister Babboucarr Jallow. Mamadou Foon, Economics Ministry permanent secretary, was named new finance minister.
It is the latest in a long line of reshuffles in the autocratic rule of Jammeh, who came to power in a bloodless coup in 1994. Last month, four ministers including the fisheries and tourism ministers were dismissed.
The new sackings came days after Gambia's attorney general filed charges against seven top security officials alleging they were behind a failed 2008 plot to overthrow the government, although there was no indication of any link.
The Gambian economy relies heavily on its tourism sector and foreign aid. It has only sparse natural resources.
ReutersGüncelleme Tarihi: 20 Mart 2010, 14:49