justices of Peace were last Thursday, 8th February, 2018, sworn in by the Chief
Justice Hassan B. Jallow in a colourful ceremony held at the Basse High Court
premises in the Upper River Region.
The chief judge thanked the Governor Fatou Jammeh Touray and the people of the region for the reception and hospitality accorded to him and the entourage.
He reminded the newly appointed justices of Peace to know that the law urges them to exhibit wisdom and be knowledgeable about the people that they deal with, noting that wisdom is something that people don’t read in books.
He enjoined the justices of Peace as judicial officials to always maintain high standard of integrity and honesty in the execution of their duties.
The chief judge, however, promised the newly appointed justices of Peace that a further training will be conducted for them with other appointed justices of Peace in other region.
The governor of Upper River Region, Fatou Jammeh Touray disclosed that the swearing of thirteen justices of Peace is one of its kind in the region.
She congratulated the newly appointed JPs, noting that it is indeed a privilege that they were the few chosen among the lots.
She, however, enjoined them not to disappoint the people in the region but to execute their duties with due diligence.
The administrative judge, Simeon A. Abi welcomed the chief justice and his entourage whilst thanking him for taking pains to visit the judiciary facilities in the region to see the challenges they are faced with and to find ways in proffering solutions.
The resident magistrate, Demba Senghore highlighted on the rights of all citizens whilst he advised that people should not infringe on the rights of others.
The vote of thanks was delivered by Yadi Nget one of the newly appointed Justices of Peace.
Prior to the swearing ceremony, the chief judge was accompanied by Governor Fatou Jammeh Touray and entourage who made a conducted tour of the judiciary facilities where he visited the refurbished resident judge house, the resident magistrate house, the Basse High Court and the Magistrate Court.
Chief Justice Hassan B. Jallow was accompanied on the tour by Supreme Court Judge Raymond C. Sock, the Judicial Secretary Landing M. Sanneh, principal registrar of the Supreme Court of The Gambia, Abdou Conteh, Estate Manager Pateh Sowe, the protocol officer, Mr. Jammeh and host of other judiciary officials.