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Justice Agyemang Takes Leave of The Gambia

Sep 12, 2008, 6:31 AM | Article By: By Modou Sanyang

After four years of excellent service in The Gambia as a High Court Judge under the Commonwealth Assistance Scheme, Justice Mabel Maame Agyemang has taken leave of The Gambia.

A farewell ceremony was organised for her yesterday at the Chief Justice's Chambers, Law Courts Banjul.

In his farewell speech, The Gambia Chief Justice Abdou Kareem Savage said The Gambia and Ghana had a lot in common to share which has been demonstrated by Justice Mabel Maame Agyemang by her good work during her four year tenure as a High Court judge. He said the Gambian public were very happy with her good work especially the Judicial fraternity and she will also be remembered.

For his part, Justice Agim, president of The Gambia Court of Appeal, said Justice Agyemang is a great judge, adding that what determined the value of a good Judge is the good judgement. He said some may not be happy with her decisions, but life is all about that. Justice Agim added that to build a good judicial system you must have a knowledgeable Judges like Justice Agyemang. He stated that we must have effective judicial system by having efficient Judges like the outgoing Justice Agyemang. He said the legal profession is all about learning, adding that Justice Agyemang's achievement was recognised that why she was elevated to a substantive Appeal Court Judge.

Lawyer Borry Touray, who spoke on behalf of the bar, said the farewell ceremony is a great moment in the history of the judicial system. He said Justice Agyemang had been true to the Republic of The Gambia and to the judicial system. He added that Justice Agyemang had played a very important performance as she had cleared all the backlog of cases and she had not left any of her cases behind. On behalf of the bar he extended their appreciation to Justice Agyemang for the excellent service she rendered to the nation and to the Judicial system.

Dr Hendry Carroll, Solicitor General and legal Secretary at the Attorney General's Chamber, spoke on behalf of the Government.

For her part Justice Agyemang thanked the judicial system, bench and bar for the support given to her during her four-year tenure as a High Court judge of The Gambia.

According to records, Justice Mabel Maame Agyemang, who served the land and civil division, Commercial division and Criminal division completed about 365 files during her four-year tenure in The Gambia as a High Court judge.