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British High Commissioner Comments on Appointment of new Chief Justice

Aug 12, 2013, 12:51 PM

The British High Commissioner to The Gambia, His Excellency David Morley has welcomed the appointment of Mrs Mabel Agyemang as the new Chief Justice of The Republic of The Gambia. Mr Morley said that the UK Government regarded the new Gambian Chief Justice as an experienced and independent minded Judge and hoped that Mrs Agyemang, with the determined support of the Attorney General, Mrs Amie Joof, would help restore the image of the Gambian judicial system. ‘Mrs Agyemang has a great record as a Commonwealth Judge and her appointment is an inspired one’ said Mr Morley. Mr Morley added that the UK Government applauded His Excellency President Jammeh for his choice of Chief Justice and wished Mrs Agyemang the very best in her future endeavours.  He further noted the widespread interest in, and support for, Mrs Agyemang’s appointment from within The Gambia and across the wider region.