LAMIN KABA BAJO
Minister of Fisheries, Water Resources and
National Assembly Matters


CURRICULUM VITAE

SURNAME: Bajo

FIRST NAME: Lamin

MIDDLE NAME: Kaba (optional)

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:

10th Nov. 1964, Brikama
Western Region, The Gambia

NATIONALITY: Gambian

SEX: Male

MARITAL STATUS: Married with children

ADDRESS:

Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters
Banjul, The Gambia

TEL:

(220) 422 7773 and (220) 422 8216

E-MAIL: lkbajo@mofwrnam.gov.gm



EDUCATIONAL STANDARD


General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level
(Four Credits and Four Passes)

 

PROMOTIONS

Promoted to the rank of Captain 01/01/1993
Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant 01/01/1992
Promoted to the rank of Second Lieutenant (Local) 30/09/1989
Promoted to the rank of Officer Cadet 01/10/1987
Promoted to the rank of Acting Sergeant 01/04/1986
Promoted to the rank of Gendarme 01/09/1984



PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

 

Gendarmerie Officers’ Professional Training ---

Ecole Superieure d'Application des Officiers de la Gendarmerie Royale, Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco, September 1992 – June 1993

Professional Gendarmerie Training ---

Fajara Barracks, Bakau,
01 February 1985 – 30 April 1985

Basic Gendarmerie Training --- Fajara Barracks, Bakau
01April 1984 – 31 August 1984

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Minister of Fisheries, Water Resources & National Assembly Matters
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04/02/10


Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the State of Qatar
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24/07/09


Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Islamic Republic of Iran
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13/02/07


Secretary of State (Minister) for Foreign Affairs
---
/10/05

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with Concurrent Accreditation to the Republics of Oman, Kingdoms of Bahrain and Jordan
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21/10/02




Re-assigned the Portfolio of Religious Affairs
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10/03/98

Secretary of State (Minister) for Local Government & Lands
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03/03/98


Re-assigned the Portfolio of Religious Affairs
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30/09/97

Secretary of State (Minister) for Youth and Sports
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06/03/97

 

Assigned the Portfolio of Religious Affairs
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29/03/95

Minister of the Interior and Member of the Armed Forces Ruling Council
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31/01/95


Commissioner Western Division
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18/08/94


Commander Presidential Guard
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01/1994

 

Second-in-Command, Presidential Guard
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01/1991

 

Third-in-Command, Presidential Guard
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01/1990

 

Deputy Commander, Mobile Gendarmerie
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11/1989

 

Commander, Military Police, Gambia National Gendarmerie
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09/1989



Chief Clerk, Gendarmerie Headquarters, Bakau
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05/1985

 

Enlisted into The Gambia National Gendarmerie
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01/04/84

 

INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS/CONFERENCES ATTENDED AND SOME OVERSEAS MISSIONS UNDERTAKEN

- Co-chaired and participated in the Cuban-Gambian Joint
Ministerial Commission – Havana, March 2006


- Attended the African Union Summit – Khartoum, 2006


- Attended the ECOWAS Foreign Minister’s meeting – Liberia, 2006


- Coordinated the organization of, and participated in the African
Union Council of Ministers' meeting and the 6th Ordinary Summit of
Heads of State and Government – Banjul, June/July 2006


- Attended the N.A.M Foreign Ministers’ meeting and Summit of Heads
of State and Government – Havana, 2006

- Participated in the debate of the 60th Session of the UN General
Assembly, and delivered a statement on behalf of H.E. The President of
the Republic – New York, 2006



- Attended the ECOWAS meeting of Foreign Ministers on the Ivorian
Crisis – Abuja, 2006


- Attended the first O.I.C Sports’ Ministers' meeting– Jeddah, 2005


- Attended the O.I.C Foreign Ministers’ meeting – Sana’a, 2005


- Attended the O.I.C Summit – Makkah, 2005- Co-chaired the follow
up meeting of the Senegal-Gambian Joint Ministerial Commission
– December, 2005


- Attended the O.I.C Foreign Ministers’ meeting – Tehran, 2003


- Attended the O.I.C Summit – Kuala Lumpur, 2003


- Attended the annual meetings of the O.I.C
Islamic Ministers’ Executive Committee – Jeddah, 1995 and 1999, and
Cairo 1998

- Represented the Minister of External Affairs at an extraordinary meeting
of Foreign Affairs of ECOWAS on the Sierra Leone crisis – Conakry, 1997


- Attended the Commonwealth Sports Ministers’ Conference – Edinburgh,
1997


- Represented the Minister of External Affairs at the meetings of Foreign
Ministers, followed by a summit meeting of the Heads of State of the
ECOWAS Committee of nine of
Liberia where the Abuja Accord, which
finally brought peace
to Liberia, was signed – Abuja, 1996



- Attended the Extraordinary Summit meeting of the ECOWAS Committee
of nine on Liberia – Abuja, 1995


- Attended the O.A.U Summit – Addis Ababa, 1995


- Made several Special Envoy missions to the Presidents/Heads of State
of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone,
Nigeria, Liberia, Morocco, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Gabon, Congo,
South Africa, Ethiopia, Mali, Venezuela and Taiwan

 

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

- Coordinator of The Gambia’s organization and hosting of the African
Union Summit meeting in Banjul – 2005 – 2006.

- Chairman of the National Organising Committee for July 22nd
Celebrations from 1995 to 2000


- Served as a member of the Implementation Task Force of the
Transitional Programme


- Member of the Executive Committee of the O.I.C Ministers of Islamic
Affairs from 1995 to 2000

- Chairman, Congressional Visit Committee during the visit of the following U.S. Black Congressmen – 16th - 19th December, 1999:

Hon. James E. Clybunn – Chairman, Congressional Black Caucus

Hon. Earl F. Hilliard – Vice Chairman, Congressional Black Caucus

Hon. Bennie Thompson – Member House Budget and Agric. Committee


- Chairman, APRC Party’s first Special National Congress Committee,
and the congress – October – November 1999

- Chairman of the Zone II Sports Ministers’ Bureau – 1997/98


- Chairman of the National Coordinating Committee for the organization
of the Zone II Football Tournament in The Gambia – 1997

 

AWARDS/DECORATIONS


- Awarded the following Gambian Military awards:

- ** General Service Medal
- ** Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and
- ** Distinguished Service Medal
- The Great AL NOOT Award (Libyan Aran Jamahiriyya)
- The insignia of the Officer of the Republic of The Gambia (ORG).

 

HOBBIES

Jogging and exercise, watching and listening to world and current affairs, reading newspapers, watching sports in general, farming
and reading