Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Gambia Parliament (Female suffrage 1961) The former British colony became independent 1965 and a Republic 1970
Also see Gambia Ministers
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Cecilia Cole
She is the only female MP and was nominated to the Assembly in 1997.
2001-06 Deputy Speaker Belinda Bidwell
She died shortly after being replaced, having lived (1935-2007).
2007-09 Speaker Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay
Deputy Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament 2003-06. She is daughter of the late Gambian leader I.M. Garba-Jahumpa and a half sister to the current Foreign Affairs Minister, Bala Garba Jahumpa.
2009- Speaker Elizabeth Yaminde Renner, Malawi
Teacher, school principal, Nominated Member of Parliament 1990-04 and from 2009. Deputy Ombudsmand 2007-09.
Last update 18.06.09