New civil governor for the Algarve

Former chief of cabinet Carlos Silva Gomes is the new civil governor of the Algarve, following the resignation of Isilda Gomes who left the post in order to stand as an MP in Portugal’s parliamentary elections next month.

During her farewell speech on August 13, Isilda Gomes announced that the fire brigades across the Algarve are to receive 152 new radio communication devices, estimated to cost 60,000 euros.

Carlos Gomes, 48, who was a GNR officer prior to working at the civil governor’s office, was officially made civil governor in a ceremony at the Ministry of Internal affairs in Lisbon on August 14.  During the ceremony, which was presided over by the deputy secretary of state for internal affairs, José Magalhães and the secretary of state for civil protection, José Medeiros, Carlos Gomes said that for him the new post meant a mission in public service for the wellbeing of all the citizens and for a more just and charitable Algarve.

As well as the Algarve, the posts of civil governor for the districts of Aveiro, Braga, Setúbal and Viseu were also officially filled at the same ceremony.

Carlos Gomes  who is married and has three children also holds a post graduate degree in Security and Criminal Investigation from the University of the Algarve.

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