The Gambia’s President Adama Barrow on Thursday swore in two Ghanaian judges, Justice Alexander Osei Tutu and Justice Francis Apangabuno Achibonga, as high court judges of The Gambia.
Barrow said their appointments manifested the commitment of his government to ensuring judicial independence in the country.
“This development is part of the process to reinforce professionalism within the legal sector and rebuild our judicial system, which has suffered years of disruption and interference,” he said at the ceremony, explaining the judges arrived as part of technical assistance from the Republic of Ghana.
“It is expected that the services of these distinguished Judges will contribute significantly to the judicial sector by addressing the backlog of cases in our courts and preventing its recurrence,” continued the president.
After taking oath, Justice Alexander Osei Tutu said the judicial cooperation was possible as a result of the good relations between The Gambia and Ghana.
“We are here as Ghanaian judges to continue the good work of our predecessors. Not just to serve but also to strengthen the bonds of friendship between the two countries,” he said. Enditem