Mr. Fafa Sanyang has been the commissioner of Petroleum, Ministry of Petroleum Gambia since 2006 to the present day. Before attaining his current position, Sanyang served the Gambian nation as the director of geological department from 1993 – 2006. Sanyang obtained BSc in Geology from the University of Sierra Lone in 1989, Masters in Marine Management from Dalhousie University, Canada in 1997. Sanyang went further to obtain MSc in engineering geology from Leeds University, United Kingdom. He is a fellow of Geological Society of London, FGS and Member, Geological Society of Africa.