Aug 5, 2011, 1:52 PM
According another concerned litigant, since the dismissal and resignation of these two magistrates, their cases have not been proceeding effectively. He lamented the monotony of having to come to court only to sit down idly without their cases proceeding. " We are endlessly coming here at every adjourned date to see whether there will be any development in our cases, but still no changes. The situation is disturbing and we have families and businesses to take care of," he said.
When contacted for clarification, Mr. Haruna Jaiteh, the Judicial Secretary, reassured that the situation would soon be brought under control.
He was however quick to add that "there is no desperate condition as the litigants may allege to say. Perhaps by Monday everything will be sorted out."
explained that four magistrates went for professional studies in
He further pointed out that two magistrates returned just last week, after successfully completing their professional courses. He disclosed that one of these would be posted at the Banjul Magistrates' Court in due course.