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Minor changes in the judiciary

Jan 25, 2011, 10:39 AM | Article By: Sainey M.K. Marenah

Confirmed reports reaching The Point have it that Magistrate Hilary U. Abeke, formerly of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court, is now the Principal Magistrate of Brikama Magistrates' Court in the West Coast Region.

Magistrate Abeke, who spent almost six months at the Kanifing Magistrates' Court, was also the chairman of the Kanifing Industrial Tribunal.

According to our sources, Magistrate Dayoh Small Dago has been appointed as the new chairperson of the Kanifing Industrial Tribunal effective last Friday.

Magistrate Taiwo Alaglse of the Basse Magistrates' Court in the Upper River Region of The Gambia has been moved to the Banjul Magistrates' Court, replacing the then Principal Magistrate Emmanuel Nkea, who was recently appointed as High Court Judge.

Principal Magistrate Kemo A.K. Ceesay of the Brikama Magistrates' Court has been deployed to the newly launched National Agency for Legal Aids, as Legal Officer.

Confirming his transfer to Brikama, Magistrate Abeke expressed delight about the recent development, saying he would have a taste of every part of the country.

"This move will help me more to achieve what is expected of me as a magistrate. I feel honoured to be tasked with another challenge," Abeke told our reporter.

The development was good, he said, noting that he would continue his hard work for the country's judiciary.

For his part, the newly appointed chairperson of the Kanifing Industrial Tribunal, Magistrate Small Dago, described the move as a learning process for him, noting that during his work with Abeke, he had  learnt a lot from him.