Sheikh Alhaji Essa Darboe elected President of Supreme Islamic Council


By Hatab Nyang and Louise Jobe

The Gambia Supreme Islamic Council on Sunday 10th January 2021 elected new executive members to run the affairs of the GSIC for the next 5 years.

The Congress was held at the Supreme Islamic Council headquarters in kanifing municipality.

Sheikh Ustass Essa Darboe, a renowned Gambian Islamic scholar and the head of Tadamun Islamic Institute was elected as president.

Ustass Darboe succeeded outgoing president Alh Muhammad Lamin Touray.

The results of votes are as follows:

Sheikh Alh. Essa Darboe 89

Sheikh Muhammed Lamin Kanteh 11

Sheikh Cherno Darboe 5

105 delegates across the country voted during the election.

The Congress elected the New Executive to run the affairs of the GSIC for the next 5 years. The elected executive is as follows:

President – Sh. Essa Foday Darbo

1st VP – Qadi Omar Secka

2nd VP – Sh. Ibrahim Masaneh Jarju

Secretary General – Dr. Muhammad Al-Amin Sillah

Ass. Secretary General – Sh. Omar Danso

Deputy Assistant Secretary General – (Arabic) Sh. Kemo Fatty

Deputy Assistant Secretary General (English) – Sh. Hamma Jaiteh

Treasurer – Sh. Ibrahim Jagana

Assistant Treasurer – Sh. Dawud Jawo

Internal Auditor – Bai Alieu Jabbo

Assistant Internal Auditor – Sh. Ibrahim Hassan Cham