Halifa Salah: PDOIS is however realistic. It is fully aware that the Gambian voters are yet to reach a level of political consciousness that they rely on to vote on the basis of Principles, policies and programmes and practices.
I am told it is a cabinet level position. He/She is the secretary to the president and head of the civil service and ministers don't see the president without his/her permission, so technically it is higher than minister (secretary of state).
A clear concience fears no accusation - proverb from Sierra Leone
Interesting, because it seems like alot of former secretary generals later become ministers, so I was thinking that the ministerial post is higher. In the Jammeh goverment is seems like (1). First you become a secretary to the cabinet. (2). Then you become a secretary general, and then (3). You become a minister