Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Tamsir Jallow of Gambia, The

In the tenuous political see-saw, Jallow was appointed High Commissioner to the United Kingdom only to be recalled later, but he chose to stay in the UK for what many attributed to fears of persecution were he to return.
Now that erstwhile Tourism Secretary Susan Waffa Ogoo has been appointed as Gambias Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, the new Gambian Ambassador to The United States, Tamsir Jallow has also finally reported to work.
Prior to his recent appointment, Ambassador Jallow was The Gambian Ambassador to the United Nations, a position he held briefly before he was relegated to Assistant Ambassador and then back to Ambassador.
Jallow is among the first cadre of rising West African activists who studied under the tutelage of Ghanas Kwame Nkrumah and holds a Masters degree inEducation from Great Britain with years of high school teaching experience.
Following the 1996 elections, Jallow was appointed Majority Leader of the APRC Party in The Gambia National Assembly.
Ambassador Tamsir Jallow is also the first known Gambian Ambassador to have presented letters of credence to the state of Israel.
With his new position, Ambassador Jallow has big shoes to fill.
The sacked Gambian Ambassador to the United Nations, Tamsir Jallow has been rehired, this time to head the Gambian Diplomatic Mission in Washington DC.
Jallow was the majority leader of the National Assembly of the Gambia in the country’s capital, Banjul, chairing committees concerned with Government projects and appointments, among other issues.
Jallow is married with four children.
Ambassador Jallow was accompanied by Mr.
Jallow said it was unfortunate that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had returned a letter sent to him by Taiwan’s President Chen Shui-bian asking Mr.
Tamsir Jallow has been an agitator for a better Gambia most of his life.
As an alumni of Birmingham University and with years of experience at the High Commission, High Commissioner Jallow has many contacts and friends to help him get relations with the UK back on an even keel.
Jallow was his country's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, while also accredited as its Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Croatia, Ireland, Israel and all of the Nordic countries.
Speaking of the occasion His Excellency Tamsir Jallow said “GAFSIP is a charitable organisation which has grown and developed from the partnership between Avon Fire and Rescue Service and The Gambia Fire and Ambulance Service over the last 15 years.