Nov 28, 2013, 9:32 AM
Reliable reports reaching The Point have it that Edward Singhateh, former Minister in the Gambia government, has been appointed as a 1st Class Magistrate.
Edward Singhateh was pursuing his LLB in Law at the University of The Gambia, where he graduated, got his appointment as a magistrate with effect from 5th March 2011.
Our sources further revealed that Edward Singhateh is currently undergoing a four-week induction training at the Brikama Magistrates' Court where he is attached to Principal Magistrate Hilary U. Abeke.
Edward Singhateh was a member of the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council, AFPRC, which seized power in 1994, becoming Minister of Defence between 1995 and 1997. He also served as Vice Chairman of the ruling council.
Afterwards, he got appointed as Secretary of State for Trade, Industry and Employment before being made Secretary of State for Forestry and Environment, the ministry he last headed before his removal from Cabinet on 13th September 2007.
It would be recalled that four other graduates of the Law School of the University of The Gambia were also appointed 1st Class Magistrates recently.