President Barrow Appoints two Justices of the Supreme Court of The Gambia

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President Barrow Appoints two Justices of the Supreme Court of The Gambia

State House, Banjul, 4th June 2020:  His Excellency, President Adama Barrow in accordance with the power vested on him under Section 138(2) of the 1997 Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia, has appointed Honourable Justice Awa Bah and Honourable Justice Edrissa F. Mbai as Justice of the Supreme Court of The Gambia.  The appointments will be effective on 1st August 2020, following the recommendations of the Judicial Service Commission. 

The appointments of the two Judges would bring the number of full time Gambian judges to seven, with less dependence on part time judges.   It will also provide the Supreme Court with the number required to hear and determine a case of review.  These latest appointments are central in increasing the number of Gambian legal luminaries in the Judiciary, an important factor in the judicial reforms under the Barrow administration.

President Barrow Spends Weekend at his village

The public is hereby informed that President Adama Barrow will spend the weekend in his hometown Mankamang Kunda on a private visit. Due to the COVID 19 and the ongoing the State of Public Emergency, the local authorities and supporters are excused from any welcoming arrangements.   Furthermore, no group or individual appointments will be scheduled during this period. The understanding and cooperation of the public is highly solicited.

King of Morocco extends Best wishes

Meanwhile, President Barrow acknowledged receipt of a message of best wishes from His Majesty, King Mahammed VI, King of Morocco which reads: “With best wishes for good health and well-being.  May the Holy month of Ramadan bring hope and foster greater solidarity amongst Muslims and throughout the world.  Signed Mohammed VI, King of Morocco.

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Contact:

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Director of Press & Public Relations

Office of the President, State House, Banjul

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