By: Mafugi Ceesay
Gambian leader, President Adama Barrow appointed three high court judges, a permanent secretary under the office of the president, and a new member of the National Human Rights Commission NHRC on Wednesday at the statehouse in Banjul.
The three newly appointed high court judges include Justice Sheriff Tabally, Justice Sidi K. Jorbateh, and Justice Isatou Janneh Njie. Their appointment by the president comes following a recommendation by the judicial service commission.
Expressing gratitude to the president for the new appointments and continued support according to the judiciary, Chief Justice of the Gambia justice, Hassan B. Jallow, expressed confidence in the appointment of the new judges, saying his office does not doubt that they will exercise their duties under the constitution.
The Gambian leader described the appointments as part of the continued search for more personnel to strengthen and improve the judiciary and sustain engagements in the crucial task of nation-building.
Justice Sidi K. Jorbateh delivered the vote of thanks on behalf of her colleagues and expressed gratitude to the President for their appointment to serve on the bench.
In a similar development, Mariam Njie was appointed as permanent secretary under the office of the president, and Alimatou Dibba was the new member of the National Human Rights Commission HNRC.
The new appointments come on the heels of just ended national assembly elections on Saturday, April 9th.
The President of the Gambia is mandated by the constitution to make appointments under the recommendation of the judicial service commission.