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Gambia Bar Association executive retained

Jul 27, 2015, 9:38 AM

Members of the Gambia Bar Association have given their incumbent executive another new term of two years, to continue to steer the affairs of the association.

During the annual general meeting of the association held on 23 July 2015 at the Kairaba Hotel, three additional members were also added to the incumbent executive.

The composition of the executive is as follows: Loubna Farage, president; Salieu Taal, vice president; Aziz Bensouda, secretary general; Frederick C. Forster, assistant secretary general; Abdoulie Sissoho, treasurer; Combeh Gaye-Coker, social secretary, and three members in the persons of Yassin Senghore, Musa Batchily and Amina Saho-Ceesay.

The Bar Association 

GBA is a membership-based voluntary professional association of legal practitioners enrolled as Legal Practitioners to The Gambia Bar.

The GBA is governed in accordance with its constitution, which provides that every legal practitioner enrolled to practice law in The Gambia is entitled to be a member of the GBA with all its privileges upon payment of the prescribed membership fee and annual subscription fees.  

The GBA comprises private legal practitioners and state counsel enrolled to practise law in The Gambia.

There are a good number of members practising internationally in a myriad of legal capacities in reputable international organisations, including the United Nations.  The current membership of the GBA is 200.

The GBA as a professional body is governed in accordance with its constitution, with the following aims and objectives: To maintain the standards, integrity, honour and independence of the Bar; to promote, preserve and improve the services and functions of the Bar; and to represent and act for the Bar generally, as well as in matters affecting the administration of justice, among other things.

GBA advocates for a progressive and transparent legal environment in which the rule of law is upheld, access to justice is assured, and the protection and integrity of the legal profession is guaranteed.