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Changes at the bench

Nov 8, 2016, 9:50 AM | Article By: Bruce Asemota

Principal Magistrate Omar Cham of the Banjul Magistrates Court has been moved to the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, judicial sources have confirmed.

It was further confirmed that magistrate Pieretta Mendy Sarr of the Bundung Magistrates’ Court would join magistrate Cham in Brikama.

In the same vein, acting principal magistrate Isatou Janneh of the Brikama Magistratess Court has been moved to the newly-established Social Security Tribunal in Brusubi.

Confirming the changes at the bench, the Chief Justice, Emmanuel Fagbenle, disclosed that the judiciary is constantly involved in the rotating of judicial officers and support staff, in order to maintain the sharp edge and ensure that the judiciary adds value to the services expected by the Gambian populace.

He further disclosed that the judiciary could not afford to be complacent, noting that the nation is on the move and the judiciary, as the third arm of government, has to keep pace with the giant strides and the developmental programme that is ongoing in every part of the country.

Relating to the newly-established Social Security Tribunal, the head of the judiciary said a lot of people owe the Social Security revenue that should go to the government.

He advised those who have issues with the Social Security to promptly go and resolve their obligations, before it commences sitting.

He revealed that the officials have been trained and prepared for the job.