The Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has appointed two female judges as high court judges following a recommendation by the Judicial Service Commission, a statement from presidency said on Friday.
The appointed judges are Justice Zainab Jawara Alami and Justice Sainabou Wadda Cisse who are added to six other judges that were appointed in May. This new appointment increase the total of female judges to four.
“In the past, the bench has been predominantly occupied by men. Therefore, I am particularly delighted to note that the number of women joining the bench is now on the increase,” the President said in a statement.
Barrow called on the new appointees to honestly contribute their quota to the advancement and the strengthening of the country’s justice system. He stressed that this was critical for the judiciary to regain public confidence. Enditem