The Gambia’s former First Lady, Chilel Njie-Jawara’s niece has officially announced her entrance into elective politics.
Fatoumatta Njie–Batchilly, popularly known as Touma Njie, declared she would be contesting for the Banjul South seat in the forthcoming National Assembly Election.
Touma, who made the announcement online, is said to be ready to transform Banjul into a modern city if elected.
The mother-of-three has in the recent past been very active in politics. She was among the many Gambians that attended President Adama Barrow’s swearing-in ceremony in Dakar, Senegal.
Born in Banjul to wealthy businessman Housainou M. Njie, Touma attended some of the country’s most prestigious schools before travelling to England to study Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent.
After working in the public for some years, she left for Scotland where she bagged a Master’s Degree.
Touma’s husband is also from a very influential Banjul family.